Fallbrook High lockdown lifted; gun found on campus

Two high school boys were taken off campus by deputies following reports of a gun on campus. Faces of the minors have been blurred to protect their identities. Photo from Snapchat
Two high school boys were taken off campus by deputies following reports of a gun on campus. Faces of the minors have been blurred to protect their identities. Photo from Snapchat

Fallbrook High students are free to go home after the lockdown placed throughout the district has been lifted.

The following was released by the Fallbrook High School’s Facebook page at approximately 1:30 p.m.: “The school is safe. A handgun was found on campus. All school and all personnel on the campus are safe. The sheriff’s department and Fallbrook High School worked together to safely resolve the situation. The lockdown has been lifted. School is dismissed for the day. Buses are here now. School will resume on Monday. Counselors and support staff will be available for students who may need them. We thank parents and the community for their patience as we dealt with this delicate situation.”


According to Sheriff’s dispatch, two students “have been made contact with” in regards to the loaded gun. Though the weapon has still not been found as of 11:40 a.m., authorities are searching for it. Photos indicate two male suspects handcuffed and being removed from the high school.

Reports of students at the high school being on lockdown appeared online at approximately 10:30 on Friday, Feb. 3, and parents and students alike shared information as it occurred on the Friends of Fallbrook Facebook page.

Several Snapchat photos were taken of a gun being brandished, while the high school’s geomarker was displayed beneath the photos. The lockdown began at approximately 10:45 a.m. According to students, they are currently locked into classrooms, following shooter protocol.

It is not clear whether the individuals with the gun were  Fallbrook High, Oasis or Ivy students.

The following statement was made on the Fallbrook Union High School District’s Facebook page: “A few minutes ago Fallbrook High School implemented a lock down protection protocol based on a picture of a firearm posted on social media. Although not clear, it appeared the picture was taken on the Fallbrook High School campus. We immediately informed law enforcement currently on site conducting an investigation. All students/staff are safe. We will provide an update upon conclusion of this investigation and removal of lockdown.”


Watch this site as the story develops.

37 Responses to "Fallbrook High lockdown lifted; gun found on campus"

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  2. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa   February 3, 2017 at 11:38 am


  3. Angelo Purpura   February 3, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    This is so sad to see. The degradation of our youth.

  4. Lee   February 3, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    OK gun nuts, let’s hear your bull[beep] arguments!

  5. D   February 3, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Look at the shoes in the first photo versus the second photo.

  6. Ray (the real one)   February 3, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Trump, time to deport.

    • Jay p   February 3, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      Really dude. Its BS like this and you wanna wonder Why

  7. Lc   February 3, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Funny the shoes of the kids being escorted out do not match those of the shoes in the pic.

    • Spup   February 3, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      More than 2 people got arrested

  8. gregory   February 3, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    im at school and it still in lock down

  9. D   February 3, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    It is finally over.

  10. odysseus   February 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    @lee, ill bite, but first I would like to have you explain how in california one of the strictest gun control states in the united states a student (under 18) was able to get their hands on a gun and bring it onto the campus of fallbrook union high school.

    I think its quite clear that theres no law that can be made that would have prevented this. Laws do not stop crime, laws define what is and is not crime, and where we draw the line on what is a criminal offense.

    I personlay would feel a lot better knowing that my both my sisters (currently on lock down on fuhsd campus) were being gaurded by teachers with a ccw permit.

  11. Mr. q   February 3, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Maybe multiple guns???? The shoes don’t match.

  12. Joseph Sepulveda   February 3, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Im glad I am able to say “I told you so” to Fallbrook Administrators and nobody was hurt. They will not listen until someone is hurt.

  13. Joseph Sepulveda   February 3, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    @odysseus I was an employee, a retired police Officer with a CCW, who complained about security, and wanted to carry so hey fired me instead.

  14. Joseph Sepulveda   February 3, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    @odysseus I was an employee, a retired police Officer with a CCW, who complained about security, and wanted to carry so they fired me instead.

  15. Concerned   February 3, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Fallbrook going downhill fast. First our town is overrun with illegals and gang-bangers, now our kids are bringing guns to school. Stop the madness!

  16. Jakey Braunagel   February 3, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Pray for our school to be safe

  17. Lop   February 3, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    That’s because they only like to keep Campus Supervisors that want to be friends with the kids. Instead of disciplining them they just rather turn a blind eye.

  18. Fallbrook Alumni   February 3, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Hopefully, FHS administration will realize that they need to put more money into security and safety. They decided that it isn’t important pay the San Sheriff Department to provided a school resource officer to protect students. I hope they learn from this incident before someone actually gets hurt. They need to put politics aside ,and have students safety in their best interest.

  19. Fallbrook Alumni   February 3, 2017 at 8:32 pm


  20. Proud Marine Wife, Navy/Army Mom   February 3, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    @ Concerned why you said our town it’s been overrun by illegals, how you know they are illegals, just because someone is Hispanic doesn’t make them illegals. Those illegals like you call them are the ones busting their butts doing jobs that our own don’t want to do because is hard labor. But people seem to forget that. Just like people are quick to talk when a Hispanic or black person kill, rob, takes a gun to school, shoot at a school or college, but when is a white person it seems like is not a big deal. The race shouldn’t matter, in every race, wether legal or not we have a bad apple. This is the land of the free, where people come to follow a dream.

    • Concerned   February 5, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      Those people’s “dream” as you call it seems to entail stabbing people and shooting up our little town. Have you paid attention to the number of stabbing and shooting incidents that have occurred in “The Friendly Village” just over the past couple of years? If we do not start enforcing our laws, including immigration, then we will be a nation of chaos.

  21. Kara   February 4, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Not sure why the shoes are even relevant……(unless you want to jump the gun, lol) The news said 3 kids were involved….

  22. Jodi   February 4, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Wow Fall Brook is trying to be as tuff as North Minneapolis.

  23. january libraruy   February 4, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Fallbrook is THE EPICENTER for harboring illegal alien kids due to 1.) few full times coppers, 2.) liberal school admin that gets MORE money for MORE kids and has no vetting, 3.) ease of access from Mexico before big check points, and 4.) local tolerance.. STOP THIS NOW.. we must get illegals OUT fast . . . call Darrell ISSA, and keep calling . . organize!

  24. Pissed parent   February 4, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    @january.. This article has to do with illegals?? Just because the skin color. You assume they are illiegals? The problem with this town is that is filled with racist people..

    • tommy   February 6, 2017 at 10:55 am

      build the wall

  25. Sherry   February 6, 2017 at 8:20 am

    My daughter is a freshman at the school. I’m sitting here Monday morning and still no answers. I wanna know who these kids are, I wanna know if they are here illegally or if they are refugee? My view is if your here illegally and you decide to break the law your no longer welcome here. I also would love to know the name of the person that saw something and did something that person I would love to thank personally he/she just saved a lot of lives!!

  26. Concerned Parent   February 6, 2017 at 10:46 am

    If people would attend the town meetings, they would be well informed, and not assume they are “illegals” Im sure this incident has to do, with 3 kids that just got released from Juvenile Detention last month. With kids coming out of Juve, and going straight to our kids schools and still no police on campus to protect our kids from known thugs, is just ridiculous. The danger they expose our children to is just not right. I dont care if they are white, black, brown. We must do something to get the bad apples out of our kids school. Ive been calling the school for an explanation since Friday afternoon and monday morning and my calls keep getting send to the principles voicemail. Next step show up at the school and demand an explanation.

    • grunt   February 6, 2017 at 4:07 pm

      @Parent- were the three from Juvie illegals, legal immigrants, citizens, or unknown? Thanks.

  27. whiteprankster   February 7, 2017 at 4:35 am

    @Pissed parent- I completely agree with you!!!! The stupidity and bigotry is sickening.

    All the people complaining about illegals are full of crap and two faced liars!!! How many folks have enslaved/exploited/and “hired” illegals for your ranches just to cheat on taxes and get slave labor!! The best way to solve the illegal immigration/human trafficking situation in this town is for Border Patrol to start arresting the rich jerks who enslave/traffick and exploit human beings for profit and greed!!!

    The kids who were arrested are innocent until proven guilty and citizens most likely.When people in this town treat people of a different race with nothing but hatred, what do you expect? Not condoning this behavior at all, just saying.

    Not so long ago a bunch of white ASB students thrashed the high school and of course, their names and photos were kept secret. And to add insult to injury, none of them were even punished by the school, and the cops even helped those hoodlums clean up their mess instead of arresting them!!! And their rich parents never had to pay one red cent for their crimes and destruction!!!

    The only difference between a student or a suspect is the color of their skin. The fact that these minor suspects photos were printed is living proof that I am right.

    The cops let rich white kids get away with murder, and so does Fallbrook High. (Referring to the “senior pranksters” last year that cost thousands of dollars in damage and should have been arrested).

    Fact, if the suspects were rich white kids we wouldn’t even know about it, they wouldn’t have printed their photos, and wouldn’t be arrested. They would be called pranksters and given special treatment by cops and the

    @ the Bigots posting-Keep up the racism and hatred!! That will help the situation!! Not!!! Before you post nasty hateful things, stop and pretend it is a white kid and remember they are just young pranksters!

  28. Liveoakparker   February 7, 2017 at 10:54 am

    @whiteprankster. I haven’t seen many White gangbangers in town

  29. Sherry   February 7, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Does anyone have any additional information of any kind??? My daughter said they brought back the dogs today? . What the hell is going on?

  30. Ray (the real one)   February 8, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Proud Marine Wife, Navy/Army Mom: How long have you lived in Fallbrook? Guess not long since from 2005 to 2009, myself and the San Diego Minutemen proved that illegal aliens are a problem. Before that,since 1999 I have wrote numerous op-ed pieces about the problem. Fallbrook has (4) gangs, all hispanic and a good portion are illegal, track the Sheriffs “who’s in jai”l web site and the “police blotters”, see how many arrested gang bangers have immigration holds. I think everyone now knows about the problem except you, a few others and the Fallbrook Democratic Group. Glad we have a president willing to admit there is a problem and with the guts to do something about it. Nice to see Border Patrol vehicles driving through Fallbrook once again.

  31. Lee   February 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Aah yes, good ol’ scapegoating: THEY done it. How convenient to blame somebody else. It is due to OUR miserable gun laws, i.e., the second amendment, etc., why this situation happened, and we blame “them there illegals.” Absolutely laughable!

    My dear fellow Fallbrookers and Americans, it is LONG overdue that we looked ourselves in the mirror.

  32. Bud   February 10, 2017 at 6:58 am

    @whiteprankster. The big difference between the white ASB pranksters’ illegal activity and this most recent incident at FUHS is a LOADED GUN! No one’s lives were at risk with those acts of vandalism last year.

    It is not an issue of skin color, or legal status. It was the act of bringing a loaded gun to a school which was absolutely intolerable.


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