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Person with gun prompts lockdown at Copper Canyon High School in Glendale

Copper Canyon High School
Posted at 1:28 PM, Jan 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-13 20:00:20-05

GLENDALE, AZ — Copper Canyon High School in Glendale was placed on lockdown for several hours Thursday after a person with a gun was reported on campus.

On Thursday afternoon, Glendale police say a school resource officer working at the school near 91st Avenue and Camelback Road received information about a person was on campus who was not a student.

The person was brought to the office and a fight occurred. Police did not clarify if it was a physical or verbal altercation.

During the incident, a search of the suspect's pockets found a set of brass knuckles before a search of his backpack uncovered the gun, prompting officials to detain the man.

The campus was placed on lockdown as a precaution and school staff and officers did a sweep of classrooms, though they said there was no other information to believe any additional suspects were involved.

The lockdown was lifted around 2:30 p.m.

Police have not released the name or age of the suspect.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.