North Arvada Middle School placed on lockdown after students see weapon in backpack

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ARVADA, Colo. —  North Arvada Middle School was placed on lockdown Tuesday after multiple students reported seeing a weapon in another student’s backpack, Jefferson County Public Schools said.

The lockdown began about 1:20 p.m., and no one was allowed to go in or out of the school other than security and law enforcement.

After an investigation by Jefferson County Public Schools security and the Arvada Police Department, the weapon was located. It turned out to be a BB gun.

The lockdown was lifted before regular dismissal time, and all students and staff were safe.

“The district commends the students that reported what they saw; all of us doing the responsible thing is truly what keeps us safe,” the district said in a news release.

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