Science camp on lock-down with gunman at large Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:55 pm
A shooting in Cupertino caused a science camp in Saratoga to go on lock-down and a number of Mountain View schools to close for the day. Mountain View students at the science camp and students at the schools that closed are all safe, local education officials said Wednesday, Oct. 5.
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Posted by Bob, a resident of the Rex Manor neighborhood, on Oct 5, 2011 at 2:40 pm
They locked down a camp that's 11 miles driving from the cement plant? Bubb School is only 6.8 miles from the cement plant according to Google. Did they have information that he was headed toward Saratoga and not Mountain View?
Posted by Bubb mom too, a resident of the Cuesta Park neighborhood, on Oct 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm
@Bob, good question. If you've ever driven to where the camp is, it is way the heck up there and not that easy to find. I guess they were worried about him heading for the hills to hide. Better safe than sorry. Thanks to the MVWSD for keeping up with issue and keeping us informed.
Posted by mom, a resident of the Martens-Carmelita neighborhood, on Oct 6, 2011 at 10:25 am
To Bob: The quarry is 1/4 of a mile away from the science camp. So Bob, I feel they did the right thing in placing the camp on lockdown, especially when so many children were at risk. That was a very wise decision the school district made.