Crescenta Valley High School Students Shelter-In-Place

updated 1:55
Statement from LASD – CV Sheriff’s Station:

***Update Regarding Crescenta Valley High School***

Crescenta Valley Station, in conjunction with Crescenta Valley High School, is currently evacuating students to Christ Armenian Church [Highlands Church]. The address is 4441 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta, Ca, 91214.

Parents of students may reunite at that location.

This evacuation is precautionary in nature. This was triggered when an unauthorized person failed to check in on campus with a large duffel bag. Numerous law enforcement resources are on-scene to keep the community safe.

updated 1:47
According to Captain Robert Hahnlein of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station, sheriff personnel believe the individual is no longer on campus but CV Sheriff’s Station personnel will sweep the campus to be sure.
updated 1:31
All students are being directed to the parking lot of Highlands Church at Dyer and Mary streets. Before being released, they will first go through a check out process with their emergency contact information. Tables are set up at the parking lot.
updated 1:07
According to Captain Robert Hahnlein of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station, students are being directed to go to the church parking lot at Dyer Street and Mary Street.
updated 12:50 p.m.
An “orderly dismissal” of students is being conducted at Crescenta Valley High School. Students are being released from the gate in the 4300 block of Ramsdell Avenue. According to superintendent Dr. Vivian Ekchian, there is no danger on the campus.
According to CV Sheriff’s Station captain Robert Hahnlein, “We will be doing a systematic search of the school. Our helicopter will also be above the school assisting us.”
updated 12:19 p.m.
Northbound La Crescenta Avenue north of the freeway has been shut down to vehicular traffic.
Both lanes of traffic on Ramsdell Avenues from Community Avenue south to the freeway overpass (south of the school) have been shut down to all traffic. Community Avenue from Ramsdell Avenue to Glenwood Avenue is currently closed to all traffic.
A knot of parents is currently at the scene of the school.
According to Sgt. Gilbert of the CV Sheriff’s Station, extra patrols from neighboring stations, including from Altadena, are on scene searching for the individual. A helicopter is also flying overhead.
Students have been told to “ignore the bell” when it rings and to remain sheltered in place.

Crescenta Valley High School students and staff are presently under a precautionary shelter-in-place. A person was seen walking onto campus without checking in.

There have been no threats made, the shelter-in-place is out of an abundance of caution because they take the safety of the students very seriously, according to GUSD Superintendent Dr. Vivian Ekchian.

The school resource deputy is on campus.