Phoenix police seek suspect in Central High School lockdown after releasing 3 students in investigation

Sep 11, 2022, 11:00 AM | Updated: Sep 12, 2022, 8:29 am
Phoenix Police Sgt. Brian Bower provided updates to the media about an incident that unfolded in Ce...
Phoenix Police Sgt. Brian Bower provided updates to the media about an incident that unfolded in Central High School on Friday.(Colton Krolak/KTAR News Photo)
(Colton Krolak/KTAR News Photo)

PHOENIX — Phoenix police continue to seek the suspect in an assault of three students at Central High School that led to Friday’s lockdown, authorities said.

Three male students were originally detained but later determined to have been victims of the assault, according to a Phoenix Police Department press release Saturday.

Police said a fight broke out and reports of a possible shooting put nearby high schools on lockdown in the afternoon.

Xavier College Preparatory, Brophy College Preparatory and the Phoenix Coding Academy were locked down as a precaution while police worked to clear the classrooms in Central High.

Classrooms were cleared by 2:20 p.m. and students were escorted to a nearby park where parents were waiting.

“At this point, police have found no evidence of a gun on campus or evidence that a shot was fired. The investigation continues as students are being released,” the Phoenix Police Department said. 

Anybody with information about the incident was asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or, to remain anonymous, Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 or 480-837-8446 for Spanish.

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Phoenix police seek suspect in Central High School lockdown after releasing 3 students in investigation