Jewish Journal


January 19, 2011

Woodland Hills search area one of largest in recent LAPD history


A shooting in Woodland Hills has caused traffic jams throughout the area as police search for a man who shot a Los Angeles Unified School District police officer this afternoon, the LA Times reports.

The seven square miles that police are scouring in Woodland Hills is one of the largest LAPD search areas in recent memory, police officials said.

More than 350 officers from four agencies are combing the swath of the west San Fernando Valley, searching for a man who shot a Los Angeles Unified School District police officer after he was confronted in the midst of suspicious activity.

That massive search area has caused headaches for thousands. At one point, nine schools with a combined enrollment of 9,000 students were under lockdown orders. By late afternoon -– long after school usually lets out -– some students remained stuck in their classrooms as anxious parents waited around the perimeter.

LAUSD officials said the students were all safe and secure. There were some reports, though, of students going without food or being forced to urinate into trash cans.

Read more at LATimes.com.

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