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Ventura Police Take Armed Student On Middle School Campus Into Custody

Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 12:59am

Authorities are trying to figure out why an 11 year old student at Ventura’s Cabrillo Middle School climbed onto the roof of the gym with a knife, and threatened anyone who tried to come up to get him.

Ventura Police were called to the school at around 2:15 yesterday afternoon, and found the boy on the roof. Officers tried to get him to surrender, but they say he was uncooperative, made threats, and waved the knife as if he would stab someone.

Officers distracted the boy long enough for officers to get on the roof, and eventually take him into custody.

No one was hurt. The school was placed on lockdown during the incident. The boy is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.

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