Hall pass mistaken for gun at San Luis High School

Hall pass mistaken for gun at San Luis High School

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San Luis--San Luis Police quickly arrived to San Luis High School shortly after 8a.m.

They received reports of a student carrying a gun on the campus of San Luis high school.

"A student saw another student carrying a metal object and he thought it was a weapon," Tadeo de La Hoya, San Luis police administrator said. "That's how we got the call from the school."

Meanwhile, school officials immediately placed the high school on lock down.

Police said other schools in the area were also placed on lock down as a safety precaution.

"It was a false alarm," De la Hoya said.

Police said the student seen carrying the metal object was simply a metal rod used as a Hall pass.

"It wasn't a weapon, it merely looked like a weapon but it wasn't a weapon," he said.

Police said no arrests were made but they said it's better to be safe than sorry.

"We commend the student who reported the incident...that he was thinking that it was a weapon," he said.

Police said the lock down was lifted at 9:30 a.m.

They said the Yuma Union High School District is now handling the incident.

YUHSD said they could not reveal the age or grade of the student who carried the metal rod.

 

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