Breaking: Milpitas High School put on lockdown for second time

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Milpitas High School’s campus was set on lockdown for your second time Thursday, along with the first lockdown likely into place close to midday following a student shown a firearm on campus and the second commencing all-around 2:15 p.m. with all the report of the student by using a weapon on campus.

The Milpitas Police Department is investigating both of those incidents. From the first incident, a student introduced a firearm on to the campus at 1285 Escuela Parkway, right before students had been scheduled for being introduced for lunch. The student was quickly taken into custody as well as the gun was recovered, law enforcement said.

From the second lockdown of your day, law enforcement responded into a report of the weapon on campus, Milpitas law enforcement Lt. Raj Maharaj explained Thursday just after studies on the second lockdown began to trickle in. The campus was reopened by 3:05 p.m.

Maharaj said within the second lockdown an additional Milpitas High student of the unknown age was reported to have a weapon.

“We experienced reports of this gentleman on campus using a weapon,” Maharaj claimed, adding officers situated him off campus but near the school. “He did not have a weapon at the time.”

He added that circumstance was nevertheless being investigated.

Inside the first incident, an armed student was seen by others.

“Two students saw a student from the bathroom using a handgun,” Maharaj mentioned Thursday afternoon on the first lockdown.

He extra officers responded on the call and took a 14-year-old Milpitas boy, who was in possession of the semi-automatic pistol, into custody.

“Nobody was damage, there were no accidents,” Maharaj stated, adding the boy seemingly brought the handgun to school “for protection” though the student’s reasons for having the pistol weren’t divulged. “We’re nevertheless interviewing the child, we’re chatting with him…it’s an ongoing investigation.”

Milpitas law enforcement say rumors of an “active shooter” within the first incident was untrue. The school was placed on lockdown out of an abundance of caution.

Additionally, Maharaj briefly resolved criticism introduced by dad and mom and families – a lot of of whom expressed concern about the incident about the Milpitas Post’s Facebook web page – who did not right away hear about the first lockdown from school officers or law enforcement but as an alternative heard it from their possess children who sheltered in place within the school.

“The paramount issue could be the protection on the school and most people on campus,” Maharaj stated.

A Milpitas High teacher advised the Write-up the student that’s a freshman confirmed off the gun and was taken into custody soon following. The first lockdown on the high school was lifted, as of one p.m.

For the two cases, Maharaj could not verify if the incidents ended up linked or if they might be gang linked. “I never know, but we’re nonetheless investigating,” he added.

Milpitas Superintendent Cheryl Jordan mentioned a student had arrive on campus which has a gun and had absent with law enforcement towards the police station. Through the Milpitas High incident, others schools in the region have been also placed on lockdown.

“Police asked Marshall Pomeroy Elementary School and Thomas Russell Center School to go on lockdown for a precaution and released them to regular school functions at approximately twelve:30 p.m.,” Jordan mentioned. “Police requested us to keep MHS classes on shelter in place so that they could make sure there have been no other weapons on campus…Students are harmless and may carry on with their school working day.”