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Kenilworth Junior High in Petaluma locked down after report of explosion


Kenilworth Junior High School in Petaluma was on lockdown as of midday Wednesday after a report of an explosion on campus and the discovery of fireworks, police said. Petaluma police issued an alert around noon about the lockdown at the school on Riesling Road.

No injuries have been reported and officers are at the campus to investigate. According to the Petaluma Police Department, an initial search was completed only fireworks in an isolated area were found. A secondary search was being conducted as of 12:19 p.m.

The school remains on lockdown. Police are working with school officials to further parent notifications and provide more information. People are being advised to shelter in place and avoid the area until further notice.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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