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UPDATE: Buckley schools taken off lockdown; parent saw child with BB gun

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on April 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
April 20, 2011 3:18 pm

UPDATE as of 3:15 p.m.

Deputies investigating a parent’s report of a weapon near White River High School found an 11-year-old boy with a BB gun walking nearby, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

The child was never on school property and is not in trouble.

UPDATE as of 3 p.m.

The lockdown at Buckley schools has been lifted.

“The buses are rolling out as we speak, and we feel good about the situation,” Superintendent Thomas Lockyer said.

Authorities said no weapon was found near the schools.

ORIGINAL POST:

Three Buckley schools are on lockdown after a parent reported seeing someone with a weapon near White River High School.

Just before 2 p.m., a parent coming to pick up their child from the high school campus at 26928 120th Street East told school officials about the possible weapon sighting.

“The sighting was off-campus at the entryway to the school,” Superintendent Thomas Lockyer said.

Since Mountain Meadow Elementary School and White River Alternative Programs are near the high school, they were also placed on lockdown, Lockyer said.

Buckley police and Pierce County sheriff’s deputies are on scene.

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