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Science camp on lock-down with gunman at large

Original post made on Oct 5, 2011

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.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 10:41 AM

Comments

Posted by Observer, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I like this Goldman guy. More action than empty words compared to the last empty suit that ran the district.


Posted by Liza Levin, a resident of Waverly Park
on Oct 5, 2011 at 2:17 pm

The District has done a fantastic job keeping the parents of these students well informed.


Posted by Martin Omander, a resident of Rex Manor
on Oct 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Yep, I just got an email from the district as well. Kudos to them for keeping us parents informed.


Posted by MV mom of 2, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Oct 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm

BIG kudos to MVWSD and MVLA - they've handled this situation brilliantly!


Posted by Bob, a resident of Rex Manor
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 Charlene, a resident of Monta Loma
on Oct 5, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I'm not surprised Craig checked on this personally. I work for the distict as a Yard Duty and he has been available to people as they need him. Thats my experience.


Posted by Bubb mom too, a resident of Cuesta Park
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 Martens-Carmelita
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.