UPDATE: Grass Valley schools placed on lockdown | TheUnion.com

UPDATE: Grass Valley schools placed on lockdown

UPDATE at 2:22 p.m.:

Sheriff Keith Royal said deputies responded to the Union Hill after the employee reported gunshots. They checked the area and couldn’t find the source of the shots, leading the school to lift its lockdown.

UPDATE at 2:13 p.m.:

The lockdown at Union Hill — which stemmed from a school employee hearing gunshots — is lifted, authorities said.

UPDATE at 1:21 p.m.:

Grass Valley police called the incidents leading to lockdowns at Bell Hill and Mount St. Mary’s a false alarm.

UPDATE at 1:09 p.m.:

Union Hill has been released from lockdown and currently is sheltering in place, school officials said.

Mount St. Mary’s Academy, which entered lockdown after hearing about Union Hill, no longer is under lockdown, a school representative said.

Initially posted:

Police placed three Grass Valley schools on lockdown Thursday afternoon after shots were heard, officials said.

Authorities placed Bell Hill Academy, Union Hill Elementary and Mount St. Mary’s Academy under lockdown, a Grass Valley School District employee said.

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