Reports of a shooting in Santa Cruz that prompted the lockdown of
a school earlier today were false and the person who reported it was on
drugs, according to the Santa Cruz Police Department.
Officers responded to reports of a shooting at an apartment
complex in the 500 block of Errett Circle this afternoon, and a nearby school
was put on lockdown until officers secured the area, police said.
Residents in the area of Errett Circle were urged to shelter in
place, police said.
Once police had secured the area, they determined that there was
no threat and the reports of a shooter in the area were false, police said.
The person who made the report was arrested for being under the
influence of drugs and making a false report of an emergency, police said.