Man arrested after bringing gun on school campus

A high school in the Anthem area was placed on lockdown for several hours on Monday after reports of a person with a gun on campus.

- A valley man has been arrested after a high school in the Anthem area was placed on lockdown for several hours on Monday after reports of a person with a gun on campus.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says 18-year-old Luis Barragan has been booked on felony charges after he allegedly brought a gun onto the campus of Boulder Creek High School in Anthem.

Deputies say this whole incident happened because of a bad breakup. The ex-boyfriend of a student, Barragan, went to the campus, confronted her, threatened to kill himself and then took off. 

Students have been released from Boulder Creek H.S., but there were some tense moments before they were sent home. Boulder Creek H.S. is located east of Interstate 17, just off Gavilan Peak Parkway and Daisy Mountain Drive.

Deputies from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office were at the scene, along with Department of Public Safety troopers, searching for a suspicious person who was reported to have been seen leaving the school with a gun.

No shots were fired and no one was hurt.

From http://www.dvusd.org/bchs:

UPDATE  2:45 P.M.
 
"Dear Parents & Guardians,
 
The safety of your child is a priority of Boulder Creek High School and the Deer Valley Unified School District.  With that in mind, there is some important information to share with you.
 
Boulder Creek High School is currently in lockdown as a safety precaution while Maricopa County Sheriff deputies search for a suspicious person near campus.
 
We are unsure how long the school will be in lockdown.  We will update you as soon as we are able.
 
Deer Valley Unified School District"
 
 
UPDATE 2:10 P.M.
 
"Dear Boulder Creek, Anthem, and Gavilan Peak Parents & Guardians,
This letter is to provide additional information about the situation that unfolded on the Boulder Creek High School campus early this afternoon. 
 
A visitor to campus believes she saw a person in the parking lot possibly in possession of a weapon. The visitor reported this to the office.
 
Boulder Creek High School immediately went into lockdown and Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputies responded quickly to the school. Anthem School and Gavilan Peak School were also put into lockdown as a precautionary measure. 
 
Sheriff’s Deputies are conducting an ongoing investigation and are allowing our schools to dismiss on time. Dismissal at Boulder Creek is now underway and is being supervised by Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputies. Dismissal for Anthem and Gavilan Peak will also occur at their regularly scheduled times.  Anthem and Gavilan Peak remain in lockdown until dismissal.
 
The safety of your child is a priority of the Deer Valley Unified School District. We will always take every precaution possible to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
 
Deer Valley Unified School District"

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