On Thursday, January 10 at approximately 11:36a.m., the Paso Robles Police Department communications center received a report of one gunshot heard in the area of Bauer – Speck Elementary School in the 400 block of 17th Street. Only one report of this nature was received at PRPD.
School district staff initiated a ‘lock-down’ of the campus and secured all of the students prior to the arrival of PRPD officers.
PRPD officers responded to the area and met with school staff and security personnel from the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District. California Highway Patrol Air Operations assets were in the area and provided aerial support from a CHP Helicopter.
After an extensive area check on the ground and from the air, no evidence was discovered that indicated any firearms had been discharged near the campus.
The ‘lock-down’ of the campus was lifted at approximately 11:50 a.m.
Training for a ‘lock-down’ had been completed at this campus on January 9. The effective response to this incident was due to this training and the partnership between the PRPD and the PRJUSD staff and security personnel.