LONG BEACH, Calif.—A boy was arrested Dec. 8 for allegedly possessing a firearm on a high school campus in Long Beach (LBUSD), prompting a temporary lockdown of the campus.
Officers responded to Woodrow Wilson High School in the 4400 block of East 10th St. around 10:50 a.m. Dec. 8 on a report of a male juvenile possessing a firearm, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
“When officers arrived, the suspect was being detained by the LBUSD school safety personnel,” according to a police social media post.
The lockdown was lifted around 12:45 p.m. It was unclear if the suspect is a student at the high school, and his age and name were not released.
Police said no injuries were reported and the firearm was recovered.
It was unknown what prompted the boy to possess a firearm on school grounds.
The arrest comes days after two 15-year-old 10th-grade students were arrested on back-to-back days at Redondo Union High School, discoveries that prompted that school to be closed for the day Dec. 6 so the campus could be thoroughly searched by law enforcement.
Classes resumed at the campus Dec. 7 but with heightened security, including metal detectors and searches of all backpacks and purses.
No injuries were reported in connection with those arrests.