Report of armed student prompts Irvine high school lock down, evacuation

Posted at 3:48 PM, Apr 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-13 20:11:52-04

IRVINE, Calif. (KGTV) -- An Irvine high school was evacuated Thursday amid reports of a male student locking himself in the bathroom, claiming to have guns and explosives, according to reports from ABC affiliate KABC in Los Angeles.

The police department received a call around 1:40 p.m. regarding a male suspect who said he was a student at Northwood High School.

The student, reportedly armed with guns and explosives, locked himself in the bathroom, KABC reported.

Detectives searched the campus but reported nothing was found.

Authorities placed the campus on lock down and evacuated everyone as a precaution.