According to a Sheriffs Press Release the school was placed on lock down for staff and children safety during the situation.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office Southwest Station responded to an Elementary School on August 27, 2021, for reports of a man wielding a large pipe, behaving erratically, and attempting to break into the school by smashing windows.
The incident occurred around 2:04 pm at 31350 La Serena Way in Temecula -at Rancho Elementary School.
Having determined a potentially dangerous threat in the general or immediate vicinity of the school was taking place, a lockdown procedure was initiated.
The lockdown prevented individuals from entering or exiting the facilities and kept all students inside their classrooms for safety.
The suspect, Raymond Amick, allegedly roamed around the outside perimeter of the school while breaking several windows to the school and damaging at least one car in the parking lot.
Responding officers were able to quickly located the suspect, later identified as Raymond Amick, 31 years old, and a resident of Temecula. He was reportedly taken into custody without incident.
The release stated that Amick sustained self-inflicted injuries from breaking the glass to the school and vehicle and did receive medical attention.
Amick was arrested and booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center for felony vandalism, burglary, loitering, disturbing the peace and committing crimes with prior felony convictions.
No staff or students were harmed in the incident.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with further information can contact School Resource Deputy Joel Ramos at 951-696-3000.