** UPDATE from Stanton Stanton Police Department @ 3:50 PM **
On 10-08-19, Officers with the Stanton Police Department, while following up on a series of vehicle burglaries, in which a firearm was taken, responded to the Stanton High School. The school was placed on lockdown, as a precaution while the student was located and detained in that investigation, it was determined that there was no firearm or threat present at the school. The firearm was located off of school grounds, and was never a threat to the school or students. The juvenile was arrested and turned over to the Juvenile Probation Office.
Shortly after the Stanton High School was placed on lockdown, a second time, after a separate threat had been reported. Officers investigated and determined that there was no threat to the school, and the school resumed normal operations.
There is NO active shooter in Stanton. Officials have confirmed with KBest News that rumors of a shooter are false. The cause of the heightened awareness started with vehicles that were broken into over the weekend, one of which contained a firearm. The gun was stolen from the vehicle, and was suspected to have been in the possession of a student at Stanton High. Authorities at the school secured the building as an act of caution while the student was being questioned. Whether the student was in possession of the weapon at school today is still under investigation.