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