VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) - An 11-year-old boy was arrested after bringing several rounds of ammunition, a handgun and multiple knives to Frontier Middle School in Vancouver Wednesday morning.
The school was put on lockdown at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday for approximately two hours. No one was injured.
Kim Kapp, a Vancouver police spokesperson, said officers were notified of the situation and responded to the school to help secure the student, weapons and campus buildings.
The boy was arrested and booked into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center. No official charges gave been filed. Police said several people were questioned. Officers have not released details about how the student got access to the weapons.
Police have not identified the person who was allegedly being targeted.
Principal Maria Stevens wrote the following in a letter handed out to students.
"The first priority for Evergreen Public Schools is the safety of our students and staff. We want to inform you that today Frontier Middle School was put in lockdown because of a potential threat at the school. The lockdown lasted approximately two hours.
"Police were called to Frontier because a student was believed to have a weapon on the campus. Upon arrival, officers took the student into custody and secured the weapon..."
The suspect is expected to make his first court appearance Thursday morning.
-- Brent Weisberg contributed to this report.
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