In the midst of a chaotic day for four San Diego schools, a fifth school was put on lockdown Friday after a man allegedly pulled out a weapon in a school yard in Lemon Grove.
Deputies responded to a report of a man displaying a gun at children at Mt. Vernon Elementary School on Mt Vernon Street at about 3 p.m.
“The suspect was reported to be outside the fence line near a residence,” Sgt. Chris Davis said.
Mt. Vernon Elementary School was placed on lock down until the suspect was found and arrested.
“Deputies located a pellet gun while securing the residence which was believed to be the weapon used during the event,” Davis said.
The suspect, Maximo Jimenez, 57, was taken into custody for displaying an imitation firearm in a threatening manner.
No children were injured.
This incident happened on the same afternoon as a school shooting in Carlsbad that injured two children. Their injuries are not life threatening.
In Mission Bay, three schools also were put on lockdown after a student took mercury on a school bus to show his classmates.