Laveen high school lockdown lifted after reports of armed person, suspicious backpack

No weapons were found and all students were safe, police say.
Published: Sep. 13, 2022 at 3:44 PM MST
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LAVEEN, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- The lockdown has been lifted and one person was detained after reports of an armed person and suspicious backpack at a Laveen high school Tuesday afternoon. Phoenix police evacuated all students and staff at Betty H. Fairfax High School near 51st Avenue and Baseline Road. Police say all students are safe.

Phoenix police received a tip about a person with a gun who may have been seen on campus, but no gun was found. Police say the reports of a suspicious backpack were incorrect and nothing was found.

Arizona’s Family news chopper was over the school and saw officers patrolling the campus. Officers escorted students out just before 4:30 p.m. A group of parents were huddled together behind police tape waiting for their kids.

No information has been released about the person detained. The investigation is ongoing.