Students evacuated from Castle View Elementary in Riverside


A male parent is holding a teacher hostage inside an elementary school in Riverside on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

All students were either walked to Castle View Park or put on a bus and driven to the park. When the officers arrived, they found the parent barricaded inside a classroom and he refused to come out, he said.

Riverside police Officer Ryan Railsback tells KCAL-TV that the incident at Castle View Elementary School was reported shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday.

According to reports from inside the school, a father had some sort of violent altercation with a male staff member, possibly giving him a bloody nose.

Los Angeles reported that a parent is holding a teacher hostage at Castle View Elementary School, at 6201 Shaker Drive.

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Riverside Fire Department officials said the victim was taken to Riverside Community Hospital for treatment, but there was no immediate word on the individual's condition.

Riverside city fire Battalion Chief Tony Perna said firefighters treated one person for injuries at the school but the person did not require hospitalization.

School officials said students will be released once the lockdown is lifted.

The campus was initially placed on lockdown, then evacuated.

Check back for updates on this developing story.