Police: Hoax leads to middle school lockdown, man’s arrest after gun found
Vacaville police speak with Willis Jepson Middle School employees after a lockdown on the school was lifted, Monday. Police determined that a student made up a story about a man armed with a knife on campus. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)
VACAVILLE — A Willis Jepson Middle School student made up a story Monday that he was threatened by a man armed with a knife, according to police.
The faked report and its aftermath led to a man's arrest for allegedly bringing a loaded gun to the school, police said.
Police were called at 12:13 p.m. to the campus at 580 Elder St. to investigate a report that a man had threatened a student with a knife. The report prompted police and school officials to lock down the campus.
A male student told school staff that he was confronted on campus by a man who ... Continue Reading