Possible gun threat sparks extensive law enforcement investigation at Ceres School, district says

Police invade Ceres school after shooting

Police invade Ceres school after shooting


CERES – Law enforcement swarmed a central California school Monday morning due to reports of a possible armed threat, officials said.

The Ceres Unified School District said in a statement that it was alerted by Ceres police to a possible threat against Cesar Chavez High School. This school, along with neighboring La Rosa Elementary School, was closed as a precaution.

Officers stormed the school and began searching. Deputies from the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation.

No evidence of a threat was found, Ceres Unified officials said; all students and staff were safe.

“Any threat to a school community is treated with the utmost seriousness,” the district said in a statement.

Location of incident Monday.


Many concerned parents gathered outside the school, waiting for updates on the situation.

It is not clear who was behind the initial report of a threat.

Ceres is a city in the Central Valley just south of Modesto and about 80 miles south of Sacramento.

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