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Arvin High School: Students let off fireworks at lunch period at school causing scare

Posted at 12:35 PM, May 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-08 18:01:09-04

Arvin High School officials said that students let off fireworks during lunch at Arvin High School causing a scare.

23ABC News received a phone call from a viewer who said that their child at the school heard what they described as gunshots at about 12:30 p.m. and ran into a nearby room, but this information was later confirmed to be fireworks

23ABC News contacted the Kern County Sheriff's Office and they said that Arvin police were at the school.


On a Facebook message to 23ABC News, someone said they received a phone call from the school and claimed that officials said that someone let off some fireworks at the school.

23ABC News received that voicemail and a school official stated:

"Attention all parents, we just want to reassure you that everything is okay, and safe at Arvin High School. We had some students who let off fireworks in our lunch period and we want to assure you that your students are all safe and everything is fine here. Thank You."

Officials with the Kern High School District confirmed with 23ABC News that it was fireworks and the incident is being investigated.

23ABC News contact officials with the Kern High School District and when asked if any students were arrested, Lisa Krch, Public Information Officer with the KHSD said that they are still investigating.