Several schools in Arizona placed on lockdown after report of student with gun, police say
Three schools in Yuma, Ariz., were placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after police were called to investigate a report of a student possibly carrying a gun.
A spokeswoman for the Yuma Police Department told Yahoo News that officers responded to Rancho Viejo Elementary School at approximately 9:55 a.m. local time. That school, along with nearby Salida Del Sol Elementary School and WACOG Preschool, were placed on lockdown, she said.
Students at Salida Del Sol could be seen filing into the cafeteria with hands on their heads in front of armed police officers observing the scene.
Students at Rancho Viejo Elementary were evacuated via buses to a different elementary school, H.L. Suverkrup, where parents could pick up their children while police continue their investigation. Salida Del Sol Elementary School and WACOG remain locked down.