Riverside elementary school evacuated due to police activity

Posted at 12:52 PM, Oct 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-31 21:59:22-04

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) - An elementary school in Riverside was evacuated Tuesday after reports of a parent barricaded in a classroom.

Police say the 70-year-old teacher being held inside the classroom was rescued and taken to the hospital to be checked out. 

According to police, the suspect was injured during an officer-involved shooting and was taken to the hospital. 

Police have an update in a press conference following the incident:



KABC in Los Angeles reported the incident happened at about 11 a.m. at Castle View Elementary School.

Police said the parent, reported to have had a breakdown, barricaded himself in a classroom after some sort of confrontation with a teacher.

The teacher who was barricaded with the man is believed to be 70-year-old Linda Montgomery, according to KABC.

The Riverside Unified School District posted this message on their social media accounts and website:

"At this time Castle View Elementary has been placed on lockdown due to a disturbance inside of a classroom. Riverside Police Department is on site and actively working to resolve the situation. All students are being evacuated to a safe location off-campus. Unfortunately, at this time we cannot release any students until the lockdown order has been lifted by RPD. We will let you know as soon as the situation is resolved and give further instructions on student pickup. Thank you for your cooperation."