APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- A number of schools in the Apache Junction area were put on lockdown Friday, following a police incident.
According to Apache Junction city officials, a message sent to parents by school district officials stated that a lockdown was put in place, following unconfirmed reports of an incident at the high school. As a precautionary measure, Cactus Canyon Junior High School, the school district office, and the school's Learning Center were also placed on lockdown.
According to Cpt. Arnold Freeman with the Apache Junction Police Department, the police incident began with a prank call of shots fired, with dispatchers hearing the words "help me" in the background of the call. Police then treated as if it was an incident that was in progress, and responded. The caller has been detained, and the person was reportedly inside a classroom when he called.
In addition, more than 20 students are being interviewed, according to Cpt. Freeman. No threat was found, according to school district officials.