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UPDATE: Davis High Locked Down Thursday Morning; Police Release Details

The district received reports that someone was armed in the vicinity of Oak Avenue and B Streets.

UPDATE: Davis High Locked Down Thursday Morning; Police Release Details

 

UPDATE: The Davis Police Department released the following details about the Davis High School lockdown Thursday afternoon: 

...At approximately 10:25 am, the Davis Police Department received a call from administrators at Davis Senior High School reporting a male subject possibly armed with a handgun north of the library parking lot. As a precaution, four schools were placed on lockdown: Davis Senior High School, North Davis Elementary School, St. James Elementary School, and King High School. There is no information to indicate that the subject was ever on any of the campuses in the immediate area. The lockdown lasted approximately 35 minutes.

Officers responded and detained a male subject matching the description provided by the reporting party.  Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that the subject had been in possession of a BB gun, which he discarded prior to police contacting him. The BB gun was located in the vicinity of where the male subject was detained. 

A second subject, who was with the male, was detained as well. Both individuals were released from the scene. Due to the fact that the subject was never on any of the campuses and also never threatened or brandished the BB gun, no criminal charges are being pursued at this time. The Davis Police Department will continue to investigate this incident for any legal recourse.  The male subject is described as being in his late teens and not enrolled at any of the schools.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is urged to contact the Davis Police Department at 530-747-5400.

ORIGINAL STORY: Several sources informed us Thursday morning about a lockdown at Davis High School after students reportedly saw someone with a weapon in the nearby park.

Two people were detained and nearby schools were locked down, but the suspects were released when it was determined that the weapon they had in their possession was a BB gun. 

Lt. Glenn Glasgow of the Davis Police Department says more information will be released soon. 

Superintendent Winfred Roberson shared the following statement with parents via email Thursday: 

"Your students are safe.  The district received reports that someone was armed in the vicinity of Oak Avenue and B Streets.  The police were summoned and the suspects have been detained.  We want to assure parents/guardians all safety protocols are in place and all precautions were taken.  DHS, North Davis, King High and DSIS schools were on lockdown and have been released.  DHS remains on lockdown pending further investigation.   Additional information will be forthcoming as it becomes available. 

Winfred Roberson
Superintendent"

We reached out to police for details, but did not immediately hear back. We'll add information as we get it.

"My daughter is at DHS now in French 4," said one source in an email. "They haven’t told the students anything other than that they’re on lockdown.  The teacher is not teaching – they are all just quietly reading.  They’ve been told they need to stay in their current class until the lockdown in over."

If you have any details, please email davis@patch.com. Check back for updates. 

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