COTTONWOOD, Calif. - Evergreen Middle School in Cottonwood was put into lockdown mode Thursday afternoon after reports that a student was ordered into a man's car at knifepoint.
We've reached out to Tehama Deputies all day for details but they haven't returned our calls.
Officials at Evergreen released the following statement in an email to parents:
Thursday, March 7, 2013 at approximately 2:40 pm, Evergreen Middle School went into a Lockdown due to a report of a suspicious person on campus. After a search of the entire campus and surrounding areas as well as interviews with other students and staff that were in the same areas of the reported incident, nothing was found to support the claim. The Lockdown was cleared at approximately 3:05 pm and activities resumed as normal. As an added precaution, Tehama County Sheriff's Department was notified and report filed. - Supt Mendenhall
KRCR News Channel 7 spoke with an Evergreen parent, Thursday night. The parent, whose name we're not revealing, said her child is friends with the student that made the report.
The parent overheard her child's friend saying a man approached the student while the student was taking a make-up test outside. The student says the man ordered the student into his car at knifepoint.
The parent says the student told deputies that the man even grabbed the student's shirt.
The parent said the Deputies determined there wasn't enough evidence to make the report credible.
Stay with us as we learn new details on this developing story.