Lockdown lifted at Tyee High School; student with gun in custody

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SEATAC, Wash. - Tyee High School in SeaTac went into lockdown for about an hour Monday morning after a student was discovered with a handgun, sheriff's officials said.

Sgt. Ryan Abbott of the King County Sheriff's Office said school security personnel immediately confiscated the gun from the student and took him into custody.

The school then went into lockdown, as a precautionary measure, at 8:26 a.m. while security personnel searched for a friend of the suspect. It was later determined that the friend was not at school, and the lockdown was lifted at 9:21 a.m., said Catherine Carbone Rodgers of the Highline Public Schools.

She said the suspect was originally identified after he posted social media photos with a weapon over the weekend. As soon as he arrived at school he was stopped and searched and the weapon was found.

He was then turned over to sheriff's deputies who responded to the school. He was booked into juvenile detention.

There were no threats to the school or other students, officials said.

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