The Union Hill School District went into a campus lockdown Tuesday morning after there was a report of an unidentified individual on campus.
District superintendent Susan Barry told The Union that around 10:40 a.m. , a group of students walking to the Union Hill School media center encountered an individual without the identification badge that the school requires all guests to wear when on campus.
The students told a teacher, and the school went into a “hold and secure” lockdown.
The Nevada County Sheriff’s Department responded, searched the campus, and found the individual was not an impending threat. At 11:15 a.m. the district was cleared for regular operations.
“It was an awesome test of our system,” Barry said. “We’re safe and sound but our students now know what to do if it were the real thing. We’re ready.”