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New MegaMind TV and Movie Sequel Release
New MegaMind TV and Movie Sequel Release
Joseph Goodnight, Opinion Editor • February 20, 2024

In March of this year, Dreamworks is set to release a Peacock exclusive TV show and movie sequel to the beloved 2010 MegaMind movie. The trailer...

In Fastbreak Fashion
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 14, 2024

Lancers lead the way in the second half. The Great Oak Wolfpack came into Thousand Oaks Tuesday night for the CIF quarterfinals and with them...

Perserving in Penalty’s
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 14, 2024

The Lady Lancers traveled to a neutral site in Anaheim to take on the Katella Knights in the second round of the CIF-SS girls soccer playoffs....

Kanye - He's Back at it...or Maybe Not?
Elijah Brown, The Lancer Staff • February 14, 2024

Kanye West's new album “Vultures 1”, many nationwide were skeptical at first about Kanye's new album considering the controversies he has...

It’s Valentine’s, Baby
It’s Valentine’s, Baby
Momo Sonoda, Editor-In-Chief • February 14, 2024

St. Valentine’s Day commemorates the death of St. Valentine, but for others, the holiday marks a day of birth. Junior Chokee Weezer was born...

Health Science Majors Program hosts their senior showcase
Momo Sonoda, Editor-In-Chief • February 12, 2024

Last week, the seniors in Health Science Majors hosted a showcase, featuring various professions that they hope to pursue in the future. At the...

Advancing Again
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 12, 2024

The Lancers left campus during lunch to travel to Temecula for their round two playoff game, and the ride wasn’t enough to stop the Lancers....

Double-Double Galore
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 12, 2024

The Lancers once again came out of a playoff game as a victor, behind a powerful Trent Maclean performance nonetheless. Maclean powered his way...

Avid Attack
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 9, 2024

A massive performance from standout freshman led the way for the Lancers at Ventura College, freshman Maddie Linville started the game off strong...

Advancing at last!
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 8, 2024

Fast start, with no slowing down, your Lancers took down the Chaffey Tigers 3-1. A very early goal from junior attacker Gabriel Torreblanca gave...

Elias Chin ready to take a shot
Onto the Next
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 8, 2024

Advancing at last!  Despite a close score after each of the first two quarters, stars Elias Chin and Trent Maclean were able to help the Lancers...

Valentines Day grams for your special someone -- or not
Valentine's Day grams for your special someone -- or not
Gabriella Muller, The Lancer Staff • February 8, 2024

With Valentine's day approaching quickly, the student store is crowded with students buying Valentine's Grams for people they know -- and those...

Sephora Takeover
Sephora Takeover
Gabriella Muller, The Lancer Staff • February 8, 2024

With the rise of popular skincare brands coming from Tiktok, Sephora is seeing a rise in sales but a massive drop in age. “10-13 year old kids...

Point Counterpoint: The Super Debate
Point Counterpoint: The Super Debate
Kevin Starr and Christian-Isaiah Aguilar February 8, 2024

Two The Lancer columnists -- Kevin Starr and Christian-Isaiah Aguilar -- have strong opinions about the upcoming Super Bowl. Here, they square...

on the bottom is real animal based leather, while on the top is “vegan” leather, or “pleather”
Vegan Leather is Worse for the Environment than Real Leather
Joseph Goodnight, Opinion Editor • February 8, 2024

Throughout the the past 20 years the interest in sustainability and ethicality has risen immensely, especially in regards to fashion, as the...

Lockdown Scare at TOHS

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At 11:27am on December 5th, Lancers received a worrying message during lunch: they were to return to their 5th period classes because the school was on lockdown.

Little information was given at first, which led to confusion and rumors spreading through classes. Only weeks after the mass shooting at Borderline on Thousand Oaks Boulevard, many students feared the worst.

“It makes you think ‘What’s going on?’ And wonder what was happening. I wanted answers,” sophomore Reagan Coger said. “My first thought was ‘Am I safe here?’”

During a probation search on Teasdale Street, a man threatened police with a bat and barricaded himself in his home. A SWAT team was called to resolve the problem, and TOHS was placed on ‘soft lockdown,’ where they kept students indoors and accounted for without locking the doors or turning off the lights like they would in a full lockdown. TOHS was never in danger, but the police wanted to keep everyone safe because the threat was so close to the high school.

Students were told to return to their sixth period classes during lunch, and waited out the lockdown until they were permitted to go back outside for lunch. After lunch, everyone could return to their sixth period classes. However, the schedule had to be changed, shortening sixth and seventh period and lengthening the school day by ten minutes.

However, whether they had class or not, anyone still at school at the time the lockdown was announced was not permitted to leave. Because of this, many students without six or seventh periods were stranded on campus until it was safe to go home. Sophomore Elsa Heath was one of those students.

“I felt really uncomfortable because I couldn’t go to my car and was stuck in a class I didn’t want to be in,” Heath said.

No one was allowed to leave until 1:11pm, when the lockdown was finally called off.

It was another strange day for Thousand Oaks, but in the end, no one was harmed.

“Dr. Bergmann reassured us that we would be safe and were not in immediate danger,” Heath said. “It was frustrating, but I’m glad the school has such a high priority for the kids’ safety.”

Video and Photo Courtesy of Kat Koeler

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