Children at a Los Angeles school
Children at a Los Angeles school. Courtesy LAUSD

Rancho Mirage High School students were confined to their classrooms for about 20 minutes Thursday due to an unspecified student safety issue.

Joan Boiko from the Palm Springs Unified School District told City News Service that students were kept in their classrooms from around noon to 12:20 p.m.

“The students were briefly contained in classrooms so that school personnel and the fire department could respond to a situation involving an individual student’s safety.” RMHS Principal Dr. Teresa Haga said in an email sent out to parents.

Boiko said that the issue was resolved within 15 minutes and that there was no threat to the campus.

“Our priority was to keep students in their classes so that our team could work with the student,” Haga said in the email. “We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and support during this incident.”

No other details were released.

Haga also encouraged students who need support to reach out to their counselor or use the link to the district’s mental health supports at www.psusd.us/Page/7763.

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