TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - On Friday, April 12, at 1 p.m. the Oro Valley Police Department arrested the suspect in Thursday's late afternoon lockdown of the Canyon del Oro High School campus.
According to OVPD the suspect is a 15-year-old former CDO student, who is facing the following charges: Reckless Display of a Firearm, Possession of a Deadly Weapon on School Grounds, Minor Prohibited from Carrying a Firearm and Interference or Disruption of an Educational Facility.
It was a possible threat to the school and the report of a suspect flashing a gun on campus that resulted in the lockdown at Canyon del Oro High School, according to the Oro Valley Police Department.
According to OVPD they received the report of the possible threat to the school from the CDO administrators around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11. The reporting party did not know the location of the suspect.
While a majority of the students had left by the time the lockdown was implemented, there were still many students and staff on campus. CDO adminstration initiated the lockdown, as OVPD responded to the campus and began searching in case the suspect was still there.
The suspect was identified as a former CDO student, who is under 18 years of age, according to OVPD and is not in police custody at this time.
A Snapchat video caught the suspect flashing the weapon in what appeared to be the school's parking lot.
According to OVPD there was no direct threat made to the school and the suspect was not in a secure area of the campus.
The lockdown was lifted at 6:54 p.m.
OVPD is commending the CDO administration for taking decisive action and initiating the lockdown. As a precaution, OVPS will have extra officers on site at CDO on Friday.