Vista HS Lockdown Lifted

A call came into the sheriff's department at 12:30 p.m. saying that a student had a gun in their backpack

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    School officials placed Vista High School on lockdown Tuesday afternoon after a report of a suspicious person with a weapon, according to the sheriff's department.

    The Vista Sheriff's Office received a call stating a suspicious person was seen walking toward the school and may have had a weapon, according to a statement from the school principal.

    Sheriffs then notified school police and locked down Vista HS and Sierra Vista High School. Sheriffs arrived at both schools to examine the campuses.

    During search of both campuses deputies went from room to room with protective gear and assault rifles, according to a school statement.

    The report turned out to be unfounded and no gun was found.

    Sierra Vista HS was taken off lockdown just before 2 p.m. and Vista HS was taken off lockdown just before 2:30 p.m.

    Sheriffs later arrested a juvenile for  falsely reporting an emergency to dispatchers. He lied about his name when calling in the situation, according to sheriffs.

     

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