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UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at 3 schools, due to domestic violence threat

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Lockdowns lifted at Castle Dome Middle School, Mary A Otondo Elementary School, and Desert Mesa Elementary School

UPDATE - 4:09 P.M. - YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KSWT, KECY) - Early Friday morning the Yuma County Sheriff's Office received a report of an assault involving a Castle Dome Middle School employee.

YSCO says the school was placed into lockdown as a precaution during investigations.

Police later arrested a 33-year-old Yuma man at his workplace without issue.

Schools surrounding Castle Dome Middle School were also placed on lockdown, however they were notified there was no direct threat towards the schools.

In total the lockdown situation lasted less than an hour.

YCSO says Corral was booked into the Yuma county detention Center for two counts of treats and intimidation per domestic violence.

UPDATE 9:41 A.M.

A threat that prompted three schools to be on lockdown is over and the lockdown has since been lifted.

The Yuma Police Department advised Castle Dome Middle School, Mary A Otondo Elementary School, and Desert Mesa Elementary School, which are approximately a mile away from each other to be placed on lockdown as a precaution.

News 11 received reports Friday morning at approximately 8 a.m., and the lockdown to the three schools was lifted approximately an hour later.

The Yuma County Sheriff's Office said there was a threat made to a victim who is an employee at Castle Dome Middle School.

YCSO said this was a case of a domestic violence threat made to the victim.

According to YCSO, a suspect has been arrested.

Stay with News 11 as we bring you the latest updates.


We are receiving reports of a lockdown at Castle Dome Middle School, Mary A Otondo Middle School, and Desert Mesa Elementary School according to the Yuma School District One (YSDO).

YSDO said the lockdown was recommended by the Yuma Police Department to issue a lockdown due to an incident that happened in the surrounding areas, not on campus.

The Yuma Police Department said there was no threat to the school itself. As a precaution, both schools had to be placed on lockdown, YSDO said.

YPD is currently on the scene. This is a developing story.

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