Nov 13, 2012 3:24 PM by Ian Cross

Lockdown lifted at south side middle school

TUCSON - The lockdown at Chaparral Middle School that was put in effect after there were reports of shots fired nearby has been lifted, according to school officials.

Pima County Sheriff's Department dispatched 15 to 20 units to Tucson's south side after they received reports of people firing a weapon out of the back seat of a car at about 11 a.m., Deputy Tom Peine confirms. Chaparral Middle School, located near Palo Verde Rd. and Drexel, was placed on lockdown at about 11:45 a.m., school officials say.

According Dep. Peine, one person has been detained after deputies located the suspected car. Several other people fled on foot as the deputy approached them, and deputies are now searching the area.
Stay tuned to News 4 Tucson for more information as this story develops.

Pictured: A Google Maps Street View image of Chaparral Middle School


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