Illegal Fireworks Prompt Lockdown At South Coast School; Campus Scene Of Threats Last Week

Mar 12, 2018

A South Coast high school which was the scene of graffiti threats last week had another problem, when someone lit off fireworks on campus, creating fear of a shooting.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office officials say the reports of shots fired at San Marcos High School in Goleta around noon Monday turned out to be false, and that illegal fireworks were responsible for the noise.

The school was placed on lockdown while a search was conducted. Last week, deputies beefed up patrols around and on campus after graffiti threatening violence on campus was discovered in a campus bathroom, and one of the locker rooms.