2 students detained for making prank 911 call, causing lockdown at school in Santa Clarita

Two students were detained at a local high school Wednesday for allegedly calling in a fake threat, causing the school to be placed on lockdown, authorities said.

According to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, Canyon High School was placed on lockdown around 11:30 a.m. after someone called 911 and made a threat against the school. Deputies were sent to the school, located at 19300 Nadal Street, to conduct a full sweep of the campus.

Authorities were able to trace the 911 call to a cell phone, which led to the detainment of two students. The students did not have any weapons and made the call as a prank, according to the sheriff's office. It is unclear whether the students will face charges.

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said that students and staff are safe and that the lockdown will be lifted shortly.

No additional information has been released at this time.