Police: Monument school lockdown lifted after confiscating firearm

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MONUMENT, Colo. — The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office placed Lewis-Palmer High School on lockdown Wednesday morning after a student brought a gun to school.

According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, the school was locked down after an anonymous tip about a student carrying a handgun on campus was called in to Safe 2 Tell around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Robin Adair with Lewis-Palmar School District 28 said a student brought the gun to school in a backpack.

The lockdown was lifted early Wednesday afternoon after police seized the weapon and held the student for questioning, said school district officials.

No students were harmed during the incident, said police. They added that they have no reason to believe the student intended to use the gun.