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Deputies respond to possible threats near or on campuses

According to law enforcemen­t, no credible threats after report of firearm at Sierra Vista Junior High

- By Michael Picarella Signal Staff Writer

After a brief struggle, Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies detained a Sierra Vista Junior High School student for questionin­g about possible possession of a firearm, according to law enforcemen­t officials.

At about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, the junior high school in Canyon Country received a text-a-tip notificati­on that a student possibly possessed a firearm in his backpack, said Deputy Natalie Arriaga, spokeswoma­n for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

“The student was immediatel­y detained by school administra­tors and law enforcemen­t personnel was requested,” Arriaga added. “Deputies arrived on scene and contacted the student in which a brief struggle ensued. A short period later, deputies were able to

detain the student without further incident. As a precaution, medical personnel were requested to ensure all parties involved received proper medical evaluation.”

Arriaga added that a search of the student’s property was conducted and no firearm was located. They determined there was no credible threat.

Anyone with informatio­n regarding the incident can contact the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at 661-260-4000. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling “LA Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-TIPS, or by visiting LACrimeSto­ppers.org.

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