From the Hanford Sentinel:
Although the investigation is not complete, Sever said they believe the object the teacher saw was possibly a tripod. “A [student] was carrying a tripod in the same general area that the student was believed to be seen with a rifle,” he explained. “We have found no evidence that any student was on campus with any firearm or weapon of any type.” Around 5 p.m., all students and staff had been released from the campus. Sever said it is safe for parents to send their students to school Thursday. He also said additional officers will be on campus.
4:20 p.m. Oct 29
At approximately 3:15 p.m., Hanford High School went into Secure Campus Mode following a report of a person with a possible weapon on campus. Hanford Police responded and are investigating. At this time, Hanford Police have begun a controlled release of students from the campus, one classroom at a time: Students with transportation are being escorted to their vehicles or buses. Students who are being picked up and students who walk are being released at the school Service Drive on Grangeville Boulevard. Thank you for your patience during this safety emergency.
3:20 p.m. Oct 29
LOCKDOWN AT HANFORD HIGH
Hanford Police are currently at Hanford High School investigating reports of person with a weapon on campus. The school is on a Secure Campus lockdown and all students are safe in class with staff members. Parents and others are advised to NOT come to the school until the Police give the all-clear, at which time students will be released to buses and other transportation. Again, students are safe in classes and Hanford Police are responding. We will keep you advised of any updates. Thank you.