BUCKEYE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A boy is facing charges after police said he sparked a lockdown of a high school in Buckeye on Wednesday morning.

Police said two students told administrators at Verrado High School a 15-year-old was on their bus who had a gun.

[ORIGINAL STORY: Lockout lifted at Verrado High School in Buckeye after report of gun on campus]

The school was placed on lockdown while officers searched the campus.

Police said the teen was on campus for a short time but ran out of a door and off campus.

He is also not a Verrado student.

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Police said the teen was on campus for a short time but ran out of a door and off campus.

Officers said they tracked to him down to Phoenix. He had spent the last few days at an abandoned home in the Buckeye area. Police said he admitted to stealing the gun from a vehicle during the weekend at a home under the jurisdiction of Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

Police said he admitted to having a gun on Wednesday at the Verrado High School but ditched it after leaving campus.

No gun was ever found.

The boy was turned over to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for possible felony burglary charges, police said.

The Buckeye police investigation is ongoing and could result in charges including interfering with an

educational institution.

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Officials with the Agua Fria School District will conduct an internal review about their transportation and campus security policies and procedures.

Officials with the Agua Fria School District will conduct an internal review about their transportation and campus security policies and procedures.

More officers will be at the high school on Thursday and Friday as a precaution.

 


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