Reported gunshot spurs Paso Robles school lockdown

January 11, 2013

pasodept2A Paso Robles elementary school locked down Thursday morning after police received a report of a gunshot heard in the area.

Paso Robles police officers arrived at Bauer-Speck Elementary School shortly after receiving the report of a gunshot, and a California Highway Patrol helicopter flew overhead. But, law enforcement found no evidence that anyone discharged a firearm near the campus, according to the Paso Robles Police Department.

School district staff initiated the lockdown of the elementary school after the police received the report around 11:36 a.m. Fifteen minutes later, the district lifted the lockdown.

Just one day prior, Bauer-Speck Elementary School held lockdown training.

Earlier Thursday, a high school student in Taft fired shots at other students, wounding one, ten minutes after the teachers announced new procedures in the case of a school shooting.

KCOY reports that Thursday afternoon a second Paso Robles school entered lockdown after a man fled police onto the grounds of Winifred Pifer Elementary after not stopping for a traffic violation. The lockdown occurred just after 3 p.m. when most students were not present and lasted less than ten minutes.




  1. The Gimlet Eye says:

    Is this what you want for your kids?

    Police placed in all city schools

  2. thinkaboutit says:

    No, it was a single shot. One report made to police, but other people heard it.

  3. Citizen says:

    — possibly a neighbor operating a hilti.

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