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South Coast high school placed on lockdown after after concern about possible gun on campus

Oxnard Police
Oxnard High School was placed on lockdown Wednesday after a student received an image of a gun on social media from an upset classmate.

There were some tense moments at a South Coast high school, after a student received a text from a classmate with what appeared to be a picture of a gun.

It happened Wednesday, at Oxnard High School. Police say a male and a female student got into an argument at the school's library. The two had dated. Investigators say a short time later, the male student sent the female student an image through social media of what appeared to be a gun, along with a threatening message towards another student.

The teen reported what happened to school officials. Because of concern the 17-year-old boy might be on campus with a gun, the school was placed on lockdown.

But, it was determined the teen was off campus. What appeared to be a pistol turned out to be a BB gun. The teen was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats. To reassure students and staff, there were extra Oxnard Police officers on, and around the campus Thursday.