Moorpark High Locked Down After Threat

Deputies: Student linked to note found dead on nearby train tracks

Claire Scholl, NewsChannel 3 Assignment Editor, assignmentdesk@keyt.com
Tracy Lehr, KEYT NewsChannel 3 Reporter, tracy@keyt.com
POSTED: 10:33 AM PST Dec 19, 2013    UPDATED: 08:41 PM PST Dec 19, 2013 
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MOORPARK, Calif. -

A Ventura County high school was placed under lockdown as authorities investigated a threatening note found on campus around 8 a.m.

All of the students were evacuated from the campus. School Administration canceled classes for the remainder of the day.

At least 70 deputies and three K-9 units conducted a precautionary sweep of the campus.

A short time later they found a 16-year-old body, believed to have written the note, dead on nearby railroad tracks.  It appears he had stepped onto the tracks in front of an oncoming passenger train.  

4500 Tierra Rejada Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021