El Dorado County Schools in Lockdown

Today at about 1:05PM the Sheriff’s Office received a call of a suspicious subject on the El Dorado Center – Folsom Lake College campus threatening to blow up the college and claiming to have a gun. Sheriff’s deputies responded, area schools were put in lockdown, and the Los Rios Community College District Police was notified. Officers from Placerville Police Department arrived for mutual aid. As the event developed, the Sheriff’s Office had not only several patrol deputies, but detectives from investigative units, school resources officers and members of the Office of Emergency Services arrive to help. This was mostly due to having several campuses in close proximity and a large area that needed to be searched. At about 1:20PM, a male was located by a sheriff’s deputy at the college that somewhat matched the description of the person who made the threat. At 2:18PM another male at the college was detained by deputies as the investigation continues.
Even though there were no reports of injury or that any threat had been carried out, each parking lot and every room in every building, and each student and staff member of all four schools are being checked. Incoming parents were asked to wait in Green Valley Church’s parking lot on Missouri Flat Road until the search was complete and each campus made safe. A deputy waited with the parents to keep them informed. Parents were asked not drive to the schools so that the search could be quicker with less interference or confusion.
Schools that were put on lockdown were Indian Creek Elementary, the County Office of Education, Charter School, and the El Dorado Center of Folsom Lake College.
Update: As of 2:40PM this afternoon, the schools were released from lockdown.
Lt. Tom Murdoch