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Corning High School Placed On Lockdown After Report of Possible Weapon on Campus

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Dec 21 2012 12:44:45 PM CST
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CORNING, Calif. -

Corning High School was placed on lockdown for about 30 minutes Friday morning after a student notified staff that another student intended to bring a weapon to school.

Corning Union High School District Superintendent John Burch told KRCR News Channel 7 he learned of the potential threat Friday morning.  

A student reported that during a conversation with a 16-year-old male student on Thursday, the teen said he intended to bring a weapon to school on Friday.

Burch said the student did not show up for class, and he was not at home Friday morning.  When police could not locate him, the school was placed on lockdown at 8:15 a.m..

Corning Police set up a perimeter around the school to intercept the student when he came to school.

It took police about 30 minutes to find the student at another student's home.  He was detained for questioning.  No weapon was found.  Police said he denied making any comments about bringing a gun to school and had no idea why another student would say he did.

The student was released to his parent. 

During the lockdown, classroom doors were locked and the window shades were pulled.

This is the final day of classes before the winter break.  School will be dismissed at noon.