Verrado High School Lockout Recap
On Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at approximately 9:40 a.m., Buckeye police responded to Verrado High School after students reported to school administrators that a student possibly had a gun on a school bus this morning.
Buckeye police worked closely with school officials and placed the school on lockout. As officers conducted an exhausted search of campus, several students were identified as possibly having been involved. Those students were secured, interviewed and searched. No weapon was found. Information was gathered that indicated there might have been a third person on the bus that may have been involved.
Officers reviewed security camera video and determined that third individual left campus just prior to the lockout. School officials do not believe this individual is a Verrado student.
Buckeye police are attempting to identify and locate the third individual. This investigation is continuing. Buckeye police will keep extra officers on campus for the remainder of the day.
All students are safe and unharmed. Buckeye police and Verrado High official enjoy an exceptional working relationship with the number one priority being student safety.
To understand the difference between a lockout and lockdown, please visit https://iloveuguys.org/srp.html. Due to the school layout and building configurations, a lockout was determined as the best protocol to follow for this situation.