Highland Elementary School in Bakersfield, California is currently on lockdown as deputies search for a naked man in the area who is also believed to be armed with a knife. According to reports, he was last seen in the area of China Grade Loop and Barnett Street in Oildale. It’s believed officers originally arrived at a home in the area when the man fled the residence to elude the deputies.
According to KGET, the publication that broke the story, the suspect is currently in police custody, with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office confirming that the lockdown has been lifted at the school, also issuing the following statement:
“Update: The suspect is in custody and the lockdown was lifted, according to Kern County Sheriff’s Office.”
According to Turn To 23, the school was put on lockdown as officials were trying to make sense of the situation, being unsure if the man was unarmed:
“As a precautionary the school locked down because officials weren’t sure if the naked man was in possession of a knife.”
“The man was apprehended and arrested just after 11 a.m. on E. Highland, between Harrison and Naylor.”
As this story is breaking, more information will be updated as more information is made available.