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Mountain View High School lockdown lifted after report of weapon

PCSD, school reports all students and staff safe
Mountain View High School
Posted at 11:45 AM, Apr 03, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-03 20:50:22-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — UPDATE 5:50 p.m.

Mountain View High School administration says that deputies on campus during this morning's lockdown were able to determine that there was no weapon on campus, and no credible threat to the school, students or staff.

Students whose AZ Science tests were interrupted during the lockdown protocol will be able to take the test Thursday, according to staff.

The following letter was sent to parents:

Dear Mountain View Parents and Staff,

Today, Mountain View High School experienced a lockdown following a report from a student regarding a possible threat on campus. The report indicated that a student had allegedly placed a handgun into their backpack and entered one of the restrooms.

Following District protocol, law enforcement was immediately notified and a lockdown was initiated to ensure the safety of everyone on campus. PCSO deputies conducted a thorough investigation and determined that there was no weapon present and no credible threat to our school community.

As an additional precaution, the school was placed in a shelter-in-place status while deputies conducted a comprehensive sweep of the campus to confirm the absence of any potential threats. Once it was confirmed that the campus was secure, the shelter-in-place order was lifted, and students returned to their regular schedules.

We want to express our utmost gratitude to everyone involved in ensuring the safety of our students and staff. Your swift response and cooperation during this time are greatly appreciated. The safety and well-being of our school community remain our top priority.

We also want to commend the student who came forward with the report. Your willingness to speak up and share your concerns demonstrates a commitment to the safety of your peers and our school. Remember, if you ever see something that raises concern for the safety of others, please do not hesitate to say something.

Due to the lockdown, we understand that some students were unable to complete their AZ Science tests as scheduled. These students will have the opportunity to take the test tomorrow.

Once again, we want to thank everyone for their cooperation and understanding during today's events. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

- MVHS Administration

UPDATE 11:54 a.m.

Pima County Sheriff's Department says the lockdown at Mountain View High School has been lifted. No injuries are reported.

MVHS staff have told KGUN 9 that there is currently no active situation at the school. Class schedules have resumed.

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Mountain View High School is on lockdown Wednesday morning as of 11:27 a.m. due to a report of a minor with a weapon, according to Pima County Sheriff's Department.

PCSD says that minor has been detained. Deputies are currently on campus checking for other potential threats.

According to a statement issued by the sheriff's department, there are no injuries reported.

This is a developing story. KGUN 9 will provide updates if more information becomes available.