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Atascadero schools on lock-down as police look for 'unidentifed' person

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The Atascadero Unified School District announced Monday afternoon that San Benito Elementary and Del Rio Continuation High Schools were on lock-down.

The district was notified by the Atascadero Police Department that an "unidentified individual" had entered the San Benito campus.

"The Atascadero Unified School District has verified that all students and staff members are currently safe at San Benito Elementary School," the District posted on its website. "As a safety precaution San Benito Elementary, Del Rio Continuation High School, Support Services, and Student Intervention Services have been placed into a Shelter In Place Lock-Down while the Atascadero Police Department continues their search for the suspect."

Police have asked that students and staff remain indoors as the search continues.