Phoenix police search for suspect in school lockdown after releasing 3 students
PHOENIX — Phoenix police are continuing to search for the suspect in the Central High School lockdown Friday after three students were cleared in the investigation, authorities said.
The male students were named victims of the assault on Saturday afternoon, according to a press release from the Phoenix Police Department.
Police said a fight broke out and reports of a possible shooting put nearby high schools under lockdown by the afternoon.
Xavier College Preparatory, Brophy College Preparatory and Phoenix Coding Academy were closed as a precaution while police worked to clean up classrooms at Central High.
Classrooms were vacated at 2:20 p.m. and students were escorted to a nearby park where parents were waiting.
“At this point, police have found no evidence of a firearm on campus or evidence that a shot was fired. The investigation continues as the students are released,” the Phoenix Police Department said. said.
Anyone with information about the incident has been asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or, to remain anonymous, Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 or 480-837-8446 for the Spanish.