Child with toy rifle draws law enforcement, locks down schools
Police converged on the area of 28 Road and Orchard Avenue this morning, on report of a man with a black hoodie brandishing a rifle. Police now say the suspect was a juvenile male in possession of a toy rifle.
Emergency responders initially locked down nearby Nisley Elementary, as well as Orchard Avenue Elementary and Bookcliff Middle School, as a precaution. All three schools have now been transitioned to a shelter in place status.
The initial call came in to police just after 9 a.m., and the first reports described a young man pointing an alleged rifle in the area of 2803 Mesa Ave.