Armed student causes Richmond High lock down


Richmond High was placed on lock down Friday morning in connection with an armed student who was “quickly taken into custody” by a School Resource Officer, police said.

Police reported about the incident on Twitter about 9:45 a.m.

It occurred during first period, when the RPD Communications Center received a call from school administrators about a possible armed student, Richmond police Lt. Felix Tan said.

Two school resource officers collaborated with school administrators to identify the student, and the school was placed on lock-down, Tan said.

The student was detained and his backpack contained a replica firearm, Tan said.

“The student was taken into custody and the lock-down was lifted,” he added, saying the department was relieved that the incident “ended swiftly and peacefully, and no one was hurt.”