Yermo Elementary School Placed on Lockdown After Report of Subject with Gun

YERMO – The unsubstantiated report of a subject with a gun outside of Yermo Elementary School led to the lockdown of the campus on Monday afternoon.

Authorities said that at around 1:21 p.m. they received a report indicating that there was a person with a gun in the 38000 block of Gleason Street. Deputies from the Barstow Station responded along with officers from the Highway Patrol to ensure the safety of the students and staff. They conducted a search of the school and the surrounding area. No evidence was located to corroborate the report, which was made by a student. Extra patrol was provided to help alleviate concerns of parents, staff, students, and/or residents.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case can contact Deputy Michael Rodriguez or Sergeant Anthony Padfield at the Barstow Sheriff’s Station. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the WE-Tip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the WE-Tip Hotline at

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