DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. - Desert Hot Springs High School went under lockdown on Monday around 2:20 pm after reports that a student had a gun on campus, says Dep. Chief Henson of Desert Hot Springs Police.
Officers responded and two students were found in possession of a .380 semi-automatic handgun, according to Deputy Chief Jim Henson. The students were detained by police, and after being interviewed, were booked into juvenile hall.
The school was back to normal operations after the 30-minute lockdown.
Police said nobody was hurt, they students acted alone and that it was an isolated incident.
Desert Hot Springs High School Principal George Bullis issued this statement to parents:
Today, the campus was put on a 30-minute lockdown after it was reported that there was a possible weapon on campus. The gun was confiscated, and police responded and apprehended the weapon and arrested the suspects in this incident. Police, DHSHS Administration and security worked together to bring this incident to a safe resolution. There is no belief that there are any other individuals involved. Please remind students that if they know of any potentially dangerous situation, they immediately report it to an administrator or other trusted adult. If your child is in need of any counseling or other assistance now or in the future, please contact us so we can help. Your student's safety is of utmost importance to us at DHSHS and in the Palm Springs Unified School District. Thank you for your cooperation.
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