Former Student Brought Gun to Canyon del Oro High School


Oro Valley – Oro Valley Police Department personnel responded to a report from Canyon del Oro High School administrators about a student who had flashed a gun on campus on April 11, 2019 at approximately 3:30 p.m.

According to the Oro Valley Police Department, while the majority of students had left for the day, there were still many students and faculty onsite. Canyon del Oro High School (CDO) administration initiated a school lockdown. Oro Valley Police officers responded and began searching the school in case the suspect was still on site.

The suspect has been identified as a former CDO student under the age of 18.

A video of the student showing off a gun in his waistband was captured on Snapchat and it appears the student was in a CDO parking lot, according to Oro Valley Police. No direct threat was made to the school and the suspect was not in the secure area of the school.

The lockdown was lifted at 6:54 p.m.

The suspect is not in custody. Oro Valley Police are acting in an abundance of caution, and will have extra officers at the school on Friday.

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