GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- UPDATE: 2:47 p.m. Police say the person they have in custody related to lockdowns at local schools Friday is a juvenile male.
Late Friday morning a call came in to 911 about a male with a gun in the parking lot of Grand Junction High School. Law enforcement from around the valley flooded the area, and the juvenile ran from police.
He was found nearby and taken into custody, but not arrested, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. The gun, which he apparently dropped while being chased by police, was found to be a BB gun that looked like a real firearm.
Lockdown lifted at GJHS as of approximately 12 p.m. Our crews on scene say police are checking the school room by room.
As of 12:18 p.m., West Middle was also being checked room by room, and their lockdown released, according to D51.
The Grand Junction Police Department said there were no shots fired in this incident, and there was no active shooter.
The shelter in place at Tope was lifted at 11:45 a.m.
Original story: Police have one person in custody after a report of someone with a gun near Grand Junction High School.
After a massive law enforcement response Friday just after 11 a.m., GJHS and Tope Elementary were placed on lockdown and shelter in place.
As of 11:30 a.m., School District 51 said West Middle School was also on lockdown.
All students and staff are okay, and the person was never inside a school building.
The person was detained near 7th Street and Elm Avenue.