CLOVIS -- A Clovis man is in jail after a middle school and an elementary school were placed on lockdown today.
23-year-old Andrew Chavez Junior was arrested after police say he ran from Yucca Middle School with an AR-15 rifle in a backpack.
When officers arrived they say the man took off running and had dumped the backpack before being arrested near 10th and Sycamore.
Police say when they found the backpack, they found the AR-15 along with a nine millimeter pistol.
Officials say Chavez also had marijuana in his pocket.
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