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Tucson High temporarily placed on lockdown after multiple fights on campus Wednesday

Reports of weapon; no weapon found and lockdown lifted says TPD
Tucson High School
Posted at 11:57 AM, Sep 13, 2023

Updated on September 13, 2023 at 4:40 p.m.

Six students were arrested then released to their parents, according to TPD. A total of three separate "physical altercations" took place on campus this morning, TUSD officials confirmed.

Five of them were charged with Disturbing an Educational institute, and the sixth was arrested on a felony charge for assault on a school employee.

TPD says that employee was treated on the spot for minor injuries. TUSD says that was the only injury, and that "the rest of the student body and staff were safe during the incident."

According to police, a picture of a gun at the school was circulating on a social media post but police found no evidence to verify a gun was ever on campus during the incident.

No weapons were found after a thorough search of the school by police and school personnel, police say.

TUSD further clarified that the student identified as potentially carrying the weapon was not involved in the physical altercations Wednesday.

Tucson High School was placed on a hard lockdown Wednesday morning as a result of "multiple fights," according to Tucson Police Department.

TPD tells KGUN 9 that officers responded to calls from the high school around 10:15 a.m. when a large fight was reported, including a report of a weapon. The students involved in the fights—which officers say was actually more than one fight—dispersed after their arrival on campus.

Officers say they located the student who was reported as having a weapon, but that no actual weapon was found.

At this time, TPD says they haven't made any arrests as of about 11:30 a.m., and they are working with the Tucson High to identify others involved with the incident.

Police tell KGUN 9 the lockdown has been lifted and classes have resumed following their normal schedule. TPD will remain on campus through the end of the day.

KGUN 9 has reached out to Tucson Unified School District for additional information, and will update this article when more details become available.