THERMAL (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a 14-year-old boy has been detained after allegedly pointing a replica handgun at another student on a school campus in Thermal.
The unidentified teen was booked into juvenile hall on Friday afternoon after deputies were called to Toro Canyon Middle School.READ MORE: Public Health Officials Lift Warnings For Certain LA County Beaches
They were alerted by school staff after a student reported the Thursday incident.
The school was subsequently placed on lockdown while authorities searched the premises for the student.READ MORE: Fourth Officer Who Responded To January 6 Attack Dies By Apparent Suicide
The student, a male juvenile from Coachella, was taken into custody without incident.
“During a search of his backpack, a silver lighter made to closely resembled a small revolver was locate,” deputies said in a statement issued by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.MORE NEWS: 'People On This Block Are Hurting': More Allegations Pinned On LAPD In Aftermath Of South LA Fireworks Explosion
Anyone with more information about this case was asked to call Deputy Juan Garcia at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station at (760) 863-8990.