PHOENIX - One person was taken into custody after an explosive device was found near a Phoenix school Wednesday afternoon.
Trent Crump with the Phoenix Police Department said they received a call from an apartment complex across the street from Alhambra High School regarding a possible trespasser.
Police reportedly arrived at the scene, near Camelback Road and 39th Avenue, and contacted a man who was later found to have drugs in his possession.
Crump said police also searched the man's home and found a commercial firecracker with a fragment attached to it.
"They didn't say what it was about or nothing, they just said, 'You guys are having a lockdown,' and I was scared," said Alhambra student Isaac Ramirez.
When the announcement came over the intercom, Lissette Moreno was just outside her class.
"They just told me to come into the classroom and then they locked the doors and turned off all the lights," described Moreno.
"Actually I was in the nurses room, in the nurses office, scared as hell and then they told me it was a lockdown, so we just went in a room," said student Nickolais Aranda.
The man was later taken into custody.
The school was placed on a “Shelter in Place,” which is a modified lockdown, according to Craig Pletenik with the Phoenix Union High School District.
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