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Minor arrested in connection to Mountain View High School disruption

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Mountain View High School

TUCSON (KVOA) - A 16-year-old was arrested Tuesday after being located by deputies in connection to a disruption at Mountain View High School.

Mountain View Highschool was put under emergency protocols Tuesday after reports of a student with a gun were made, prompting heavy law enforcement presence at the school. 

According to previous reports, Mountain View Highschool officials shared that a shelter was created on campus at around 1:30 pm in connection to "an incident reported to school administration." 

"In order to ensure students and staff follow all guidelines associated with our emergency procedures, parents are requested to not contact the school or their children," the school said in a statement. "Also, please do not come to the school since students will not be released while emergency procedures are in effect."

Pima County Sheriff's Department reported that deputies responded to reports of a student on campus with a weapon at the school, located at 3901 W. Linda Vista Blvd. near Thornydale Road.

Deputies reported that there was no current active threat to the community and released the students from school according to their normal schedule. 

New reports shared by School Resource Officers detail that upon their investigation, they located a 16-year-old in the "desert area south of the school." 

SRO determined that the 16-year-old was not a student at the school, nor was a weapon located. Due to the "disruption" that took place at the school and his "non-student status," he was booked into the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center for felony disruption of an educational institution and trespassing. 

This investigation remains ongoing. 

Stay with News 4 Tucson for the latest details. 

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Meleny Gradillas is the evening Digital Content Specialist at News 4 Tucson. She was previously an intern at the station since 2017.

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