Monday, January 23, 2006

Student waving airsoft handgun causes lockdown at Forks High

FORKS -- A 17-year-old Forks High School student with a toy handgun prompted a 15-minute school-wide lockdown in Forks on Wednesday.

The male student allegedly aimed and fired a spring airsoft gun containing plastic projectiles at several friends in the high school parking lot, according to the Forks Police Department.

The student was being held Thursday at the Clallam County Juvenile Detention Center in Port Angeles, and law enforcement officials are considering possible criminal charges.

``Toy guns that look real at schools . . . is not funny, and it is not a game,'' Forks Police Chief Mike Powell said in a press release.... (For full article please refer to original article)

All buildings locked down

Forks Police Department responded to a call from a witness in a nearby parking lot at about 3:30 p.m., Powell said.

The witness said a white male with a mohawk and wearing a trench coat was waving a handgun near the high school auto shop building.

Police urged school officials to lock down all buildings on campus

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:20 PM

    Where is Forks? Is it even in North America? What Country, or is this post made up? What news paper?