A Mountain View High School student was arrested on Thursday after he reportedly brought a toy gun to school, officials said.
At 1:32 p.m., Pima County Sheriff deputies responded to the school after receiving reports that a student possessed a firearm. The northwest-side school then went into lockdown.
Deputies and school resource officers made contact with the student and deemed the school safe, lifting the lockdown, a news release from the sheriff’s department said.
Detectives said the item seen was a toy gun, which was in the student’s vehicle, the news release said.
The student was arrested and charged on suspicion of interfering with an educational institution and a hoax, the news release said.
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