CHULA VISTA (NEWS 8) — Several South bay schools are teaming up with police for important training designed to save lives in the event of an emergency.
Chula Vista Police and the Sweetwater Union High School District hosted the annual Security Work Group Training on Thursday.
The event was pre-planned and not held in response to the Parkland, Florida, school shooting.
Inside a non-descript warehouse, dozens of staff and faculty were preparing for worst case scenarios.
The group reviewed procedures for scary situations - including medical emergencies, weapons on campus and then used a mock gun for an active shooter drill.
The district wouldn't allow News 8 to record that portion to avoid giving away tactics.
The event was scheduled well before a former student of a Florida high school was accused of killing 17 people in one of the nation's deadliest school shooting.
Florida officials are investigating if there were missed warning signs - including posts on social media.
Locally, authorities stressed the importance of building trust with students, so they feel comfortable reporting suspicious behavior.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
SANDAG began removing call boxes along urban highways throughout the San Diego region this month and will continue to do so through June, reflecting a decrease in call volume due to the increase in cell phone ownership.
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
Showers will be mostly light Saturday morning, decreasing into early Saturday afternoon. Another round of showers expected to push through late afternoon ending late Saturday night.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The owners of Hauser's Patio reached out to News 8 Friday morning asking to be put in contact with the couple who had their furniture stolen from their patio in Pacific Beach this week.