DUCHESNE — Officers arrested a Duchesne High School student Thursday at gunpoint following a reported violent threat that forced the school into lockdown.
Police received a call reporting an active shooter at the school, but no one was injured and no guns were recovered, according to the Duchesne County Sheriff's Office.
The lockdown was lifted roughly an hour later, at the end of the school day. Two other students also were detained for questioning.
All three students were male and not yet 18 years old. The boys' names and ages have not been released.
About 1:40 p.m., students who were “obviously stressed” came to Principal Stan Young's office, the sheriff's office said in a statement.
Young ordered the lockdown and called police with the report of a student believed to have a gun.Comment on this story
Two deputies were less than two blocks from the high school and arrived within two minutes, the sheriff's office said. They took the boy into custody at gunpoint about 1:50 p.m.
A search of the school turned up no guns or explosives.
Duchesne Elementary School was also was on temporary lockdown as a precaution.
Officers with Roosevelt police, Adult Probation and Parole and the Utah Highway Patrol also responded with sheriff's deputies, the sheriff's office said.
The district was set to have added counselors Friday at the high school and elementary.
— Annie Knox