UPDATE: According to the Big Bear Sheriff's Department, there is no immediate threat to student of the Bear Valley Unified School District. No official directive was issued to the school district to initiate a lockdown. The precaution was taken on behalf of the district.

 


UPDATE: Reports are that schools in the Bear Valley Unified School District are on lockdown as a precaution. There is no immediate danger.


 

Authorities are investigating the recovery of a vehicle that may have belonged or used by fugitive Christopher Dorner.

Dorner, a former LAPD officer, is suspected in a double murder in Irvine and the suspect in a shooting that killed one policeman and injured two others earlier today.

While not confirmed, there are reports that the 2005 gray Nissan pickup that Dorner may have been driving was found burned in the forest. That information has not been confirmed from San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

A blue alert was activated for Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside and Imperial counties, meaning the threat is for law enforcement.

According to Kurt Madden, superintendent of schools for Bear Valley Unified School District, local schools are not on lockdown at this time. He said he is in constant contact with Capt. Tom Bradford of the Big Bear Sheriff's Station regarding the situation. All school principals have been alerted and are ready to secure the schools if it is necessary, Madden said.

Dorner is believed to have killed two people in Irvine on Sunday. He issued a manifesto threatening law enforcement officers and implicated himself in the Irvine double-murder.

The search for Dorner expanded to the Las Vegas area and beyond. He is considered armed and very dangerous. He is described as an African-American man standing 6 feet tall, weighing 270 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. If seen, call 9-1-1.

 As more details are available, they will be posted.

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Castymiss
Castymiss

Dude is LONG gone off that mountain. He is holed up someplace eating pizza, watching TV and laughing at all his former buddies.