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One in custody following lockdown at Randall High School

Police surrounding Randall High School late Thursday morning (Michael Runyan - ABC 7 Amarillo)

Randall High School was placed on lockdown late Thursday morning after a student was accused of bringing a toy gun to school, according to officials.

That student was placed into custody, Amarillo police said.

No one was injured.

Police said a call originally came into the school at about 11 a.m., Thursday. The call said a student was armed in a PE class.

"The school got a call there was a student on campus with a gun who was threatening to shoot other students," Amarillo police Sergeant Brent Barbee said. "They had enough information to determine that the call was made in reference to a student who was in a PE class."

That student was not found in the PE class but he was later found. The student told police he had stashed a gun in a bathroom.

Police were able to find the gun hidden in the ceiling of the school bathroom but it turned out to be a ballistic looking replica. Officers said the gun looked realistic.

"After the officers took him into custody, they were able to locate the plastic replica weapon hidden in a bathroom at the school," said Barbee. "The officers remarked that it looked like a real firearm."

The student's identity was not released because he is a juvenile, police said. However, APD said the male student was taken to the Youth Center of the High Plains on a third degree felony charge of a Terroristic Threat.

Canyon ISD officials said the lockdown was lifted following the situation.



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