Lockdown at Provo High School lifted; reported gun was airsoft gun
PROVO, Utah — Provo High School was locked down for a period of time Thursday after a student notified a teacher about people fighting in a parking lot and that one student had a gun.
In a tweet, Provo police said they received a call from the school at around 12:45 p.m. Thursday. At that time, Provo police said that the school was placed on lockdown and that students had been evacuated.
On its Facebook page, nearby Lakeview Elementary School reported that the school locked their doors and kept students inside due to their proximity to Provo High School.
No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.
Both individuals involved in the altercation were located.
Provo High is still an active investigation scene.
We understand this is a stressful, concerning time and want to reassure parents
— Provo Police (@ProvoPolice) September 16, 2021
KSL-TV reported at approximately 3:15 p.m. that the lockdown had been lifted and that two minors had been located.
KSL-TV reporter Alex Cabrero said that one of the students involved in the fight had an airsoft gun, which is the gun that was reported to teachers initially.
The lockdown at @ProvoHighSchool is done. The two minors (unknown if they were students at this time) involved in some type of fight in the parking lot have been located. One of those students had an airsoft gun which a third student saw and notified a teacher. pic.twitter.com/CogT3qxsPf
— Alex Cabrero (@KSL_AlexCabrero) September 16, 2021
By 3:30 p.m., Provo police reported that there had been no injuries and that the school remained involved in an active investigation.
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