Original caller reported shooter on campus, all schools were placed on lockdown for student and faculty safety. No additional callers and original caller would not answer on callback. Multi agency response, all buildings cleared and everything is normal. We want to thank all the agencies that assisted and responded including KCDA investigators, CHP Hanford Division, KCSO, Kings County Gang Task Force, and Hanford PD. We take all threats serious and respond accordingly. All schools will resume a normal schedule once they finish with lunch break.
Three juveniles were arrested in connection to calling 9-1-1 and saying there was a shooter on campus. The arrested juveniles were charged with conspiracy and reporting a false emergency, after Lemoore Police Department Detectives obtained evidence on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, identifying the three juveniles as parties responsible for the disruption to West Hills College, Child Development Centers, Lemoore University Elementary Charter, and Lemoore Middle College High School.
The case is being referred to Kings County District Attorney’s Office for review of charges.