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Two Thermal schools & CVUSD office briefly placed on lockdown due to police activity


Two schools in Thermal, as well as the CVUSD office, were briefly placed on a preventative lockdown due to police activity in the area, officials confirmed.

John Kelly Elementary, La Familia High School, and the District Office were lockdown, CVUSD spokesperson Andrea Pasolini confirmed.

The lockdowns were lifted by 2:10 p.m.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Office told News Channel 3 that the lockdown was related to the search for suspects fleeing from a stolen vehicle.

Authorities said the incident started at 1:10 p.m. after deputies located a stolen vehicle by three subjects in the area of Polk Street and Kokell Avenue.

One of the suspects was quickly captured and taken into custody.

Due to the suspects fleeing in the area of the schools, they were requested to lock down while deputies searched. The second suspect was later located in the area of Polk and Church, where they were taken into custody.

The third suspect remained in the vehicle and was transported to a local hospital for an unrelated medical emergency.

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