A report of a possible burglary at a nearby residence was what prompted a brief lockdown Tuesday morning at Temecula Middle School, Patch has learned.
"Temecula Middle School was briefly locked down earlier this morning due to a possible home burglary in close proximity to the school. Law enforcement personnel initiated the lockdown at 9:50 a.m. and lifted it at 9:56 a.m.," the Temecula Valley Unified School District posted on its Facebook page.
A sheriff's spokesman confirmed that it was indeed a false alarm.
Somebody called police at about 9:31 a.m. because they believed they were witnessing a burglary in progress at a home in the 32100 block of Cala Torrente, sheriff's Deputy Albert Martinez told Patch.
Cala Torrente runs along the north edge of the school property that is located at 42075 Meadows Parkway.
But responding officers determined the "suspicious" person had permission to enter the home, Martinez said.