Lincoln High School sent into lockdown by student who pretended to have gun

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The Latest – Thursday, Dec. 9

8:52 p.m.

Police said the reports of a student having a gun began when a 16-year-old was observed lifting his shirt and motioning to his waistband as though he had a gun.

When officers arrived at the school, they were directed to a group of students at the cafeteria. They then asked the students to keep their hands in plain view.

According to police, a 16-year-old refused to follow officers’ commands and kept his hands hidden. It wasn’t until officers approached him and pulled him to the ground that they were able to search him.

No gun was found.

Police did say, however, that the student appeared to be intoxicated. He was arrested for public intoxication and resisting a peace officer.

1:12 p.m.

Lincoln police say no weapons were found on campus.

They will be conducting a final search with a K-9 and drones.

The school will be in lockdown until that search is done.


Original story below:

LINCOLN, Calif. (KTXL) — Lincoln High School was on lockdown Thursday as police investigated a report of a firearm on campus.

Police said they received a report of a gun in the school’s cafeteria.

Upon talking to students who were allegedly involved, officers learned someone claimed to have seen a gun.

“The school is on lockdown and students are safe as we are conducting a search,” the Lincoln Police Department said on Facebook.

Police said so far, they have not located a weapon on campus. At this point, police said the lockdown has been issued as a precaution.

No injuries have been reported. 

Across town, a 16-year-old student at Twelve Bridges High School was identified by police as the suspect behind threatening images and video posted to an Instagram account. He was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felony criminal threats and booked at the Placer County Probation Juvenile Detention Facility.

Back in October, Lincoln High School students reported two Snapchat images threatening school violence. Police later determined the threats were not credible.

“After a thorough investigation it was discovered, this particular incident occurred earlier this week in Jupiter Florida, resulting in an arrest,” the Lincoln Police Department wrote at the time.

Jesuit High School in Carmichael had called law enforcement when it also learned about a threatening Snapchat post that mentioned a school with the letters “JHS.” The school said it learned the person who allegedly made the post was a Florida student and the threat had prompted lockdowns at other schools across the country. That student was arrested.

In Sacramento County, social media posts have led to numerous lockdowns at schools in recent months.

Two teenagers were just arrested Wednesday after they were accused of posting threats on social media against Laguna Creek High School in Elk Grove. Two other schools in the Elk Grove Unified School District went on lockdown after reports of a gun on campus. Officials there said they did not locate any guns.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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