AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Amarillo ISD said students and staff at Caprock High School were put on lockdown this evening after a report of a juvenile with a weapon near the school.
It happened just after 5:30 p.m.
Amarillo Police said they were dispatched to the 3000 block of SE 34th on a disorderly weapon call.
According to Amarillo Police, four juvenile males were in a field, south of 34th Ave., firing a handgun.
Police said all four were detained and a firearm was found. Two were placed into the Youth Center of the High Plains and the other two were released to their parents.
Amarillo ISD said Caprock High School was placed on lockdown as there were about 80 students and staff still on Caprock High School’s campus taking part in several extracurricular activities at the time.
AISD said in a statement:
Ensuring the safety of our schools is always the highest priority. Everyone in the school, including our staff, students and administrators, have an important role in school safety both during the school day and, and as was the case today, after school. That was emphasized this evening when someone followed the “If you see something, say something,” call to action.
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