Phoenix high school locked down after off-campus shooting

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- A Phoenix high school was locked down for safety reasons after a student fired a weapon at a different location Monday morning.

No one was hurt and at least one person was detained, said Joaquin Enriquez of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

Sierra Linda High School was locked down as a precaution about 8 a.m. at the recommendation of Phoenix police, said a Tolleson Unified High School District spokeswoman said.

The school is at 3434 S. 67th Ave., about halfway between Lower Buckeye and Broadway roads.

Phoenix police and MCSO had officers at the school.

No other information was available.


Shooting near Phoenix -area high school prompts lockdown

PHOENIX (AP) -- Phoenix police say shots were reportedly fired in the vicinity of a high school but that there are no reported injuries or arrests.

Sgt. Vince Lewis says Maricopa County sheriff's deputies initially responded to a call Monday morning about shots fired in an area bordering Phoenix and near Sierra Linda High School.

Lewis says witnesses reported seeing people involved in the shots fire running in the area as well as students running into the school, which is near 67th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road.

According to Lewis, the school was placed on lockdown as a precaution while the surrounding area was searched. The lockdown was released when the search was completed.

Sierra Linda is part of the Tolleson Union High School District.

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