Big Bear, CA, February 7, 2013 – UPDATE: February 7, 2013 – All Bear Valley Schools are under lock down, including North Shore Elementary School which was previously reported to have been released early. School Superintendent Kurt Madden says there will be a normal dismissal today, even though the schools are currently on lockdown. Buses will be running as normal. Although unconfirmed, it appears that authorities are searching for Christopher Dorner in the Big Bear Valley.
It is also believed, though unconfirmed, that the vehicle discovered this morning set on fire near Bear Mountain is that of Dorner’s. A command post has been established at Bear Mountain’s parking lot and three helicopters are in the air in search of the suspect. A “Blue Alert” has been issued for Christopher Dorner who is suspected as the shooter in multiple killings, most recently of ambushing two Riverside police officers in the early hours this morning. A “Blue Alert” is a national notification system providing the means to speed the apprehension of violent criminals who kill law enforcement officers. Christopher Dorner is described as a black male, 6 feet tall, weighing 270 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He is considered armed and extremely dangerous.