CALEXICO, Calif. - Three students were taken into questioning by police after officers found an imitation gun that led Calexico High School to be placed on lockdown.
School officials say police received an anonymous call from a student who claimed to have seen another student with a gun on campus at about 2:40 p.m., on Thursday.
Police officers and Border Patrol agents searched the school and were able to find the imitation gun.
The gun turned out to be a toy gun with an orange tip, according to Calexico Unified School District, Superintendent Maria Ambriz.
Students were being escorted off campus one-by-one.
Hundreds of parents waited for their children to be allowed off school property.
Calexico Unified School District issued the following statement:
This is a message from CUSD Administration. We would like to inform our parents and community that today at approximately 2:40pm the Calexico police department and border patrol initiated a campus lockdown at Calexico High School. All district administration and law enforcement are currently investigating the incident. More information will be forthcoming.