In a high school in California on Tuesday, a lockdown was initiated when a student entered the campus carrying a loaded gun, marking the second instance of a student bringing a weapon to the school in recent days.
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The Redondo Beach Police Department announced that after receiving a report of a student possessing a weapon on campus, a lockdown was implemented around 9:30 AM local time on Tuesday at Redondo Union High School.
A 15-year-old sophomore, indicating potential danger, fled on foot from the school staff. Shortly thereafter, a school employee and two police officers apprehended the student, removing the weapon around 10 AM.
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On Monday, another 15-year-old, a 10th-grade student, brought a loaded weapon to the school, prompting an increased police presence already established in response to the previous incident.
According to the staff in both incidents, there was no evidence of a specific threat or plan for violence which may harm other people and No shots were fired, and no injuries occurred due to this.
Both students, whose identities were not disclosed because they were minors, were arrested on various weapons-related charges, including carrying a firearm, possessing a loaded weapon on school grounds, having high-capacity magazines, taking a loaded gun to a public place, and unlawfully possessing a loaded firearm.
An investigation is ongoing by the Redondo Beach Police Department into the source of the firearms and other incidents related to these events.”It remains unclear if the two incidents are connected, with officials stating, “There is no indication at this time that the incidents are related.
The cases will be forwarded to the Los Angeles County Probation Department, which will determine whether charges should be filed.
The school staff announced that the high school would remain closed on Wednesday to allow police to search for weapons and explosives on the premises without the presence of students and staff.
When classes resume on Thursday, only 3 entry and exit points will be monitored by police and school “STAFF AND ALL MEMBERS”. Resource officers will be available on-site throughout the day, and police patrols will be increased at all schools in the district.
On Thursday morning, a community meeting is scheduled at 8:30 AM to discuss both incidents. School head emphasized the need for collaboration to address the unprecedented incident which signs bad affects to others also, stating, “These are events that we never imagined. We need to work together to address the issue of weapons on campus. Clearly, our school community demands and expects daily assurance of student safety from the APU