By Sally Schilling
On the morning of Dec. 10, Vacaville police received a report of a gunman walking near schools on Marshall Road. Police called for Will C. Wood High School and Vacaville Christian High to go into “lockout” mode. Both schools responded promptly to the request.
“It went very well,” said Vacaville Police Lt. Denise Quatman. In fact, Wood had just performed an emergency drill just the day before, she said.
The “lockouts” — which are very different from lockdowns — are part of the new standard response protocol that the police department is helping to institute across all Vacaville schools, Quatman said.
The gunman, who was never believed to be a direct threat to either of the campuses, fled the area and the lockout was lifted, Quatman said. Soon after, police located the suspect and his weapon and arrested him.