Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies detained a 12-year-old boy at a Lancaster middle school Friday morning on suspicion of bringing a gun to school, authorities said.
Administrators at Gifford C. Cole Middle School contacted Sheriff’s Department officials around 11:00 a.m. Friday after suspecting that a student may have brought a weapon to the school, authorities said.
A school resource officer responded to the call and searched the student’s backpack, where a handgun was found, authorities said. The boy was detained by sheriff’s deputies on school grounds.
It was unclear whether he remained in custody.