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Betty Fairfax High School in Laveen locked down after report of person with gun on campus

Sep 13, 2022, 3:35 PM | Updated: 4:22 pm

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PHOENIX — Betty Fairfax High School in Laveen was locked down Tuesday afternoon following a report of a person with a gun on campus, officials said.

One person was detained and no weapons were been found, Phoenix Police Department Sgt. Melissa Soliz told KTAR News 92.3 FM in an email.

Phoenix Union High School District said all students were safe at the high school near 59th and South Mountain avenues around 3:15 p.m.

Officials evacuated the school and the lockdown was lifted around 4:15 p.m.

Initials reports said the school was locked down due to a suspicious backpack.

Reunification was set up at the front of the school.

It wasn’t the first time in the past week a Phoenix Union school was under lockdown.

Central and other nearby schools went into lockdown Friday afternoon after initial reports of shots fired on the campus near Central Avenue and Indian School Road.

The Phoenix Police Department later said they found no evidence of a shooting but that instead three students had been assaulted.

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Betty Fairfax High School in Laveen locked down after report of person with gun on campus