#DavisCA lockdown update

The following is a joint communication from the Davis Police Department and Davis Joint Unified School District.
On February 21, 2013, at approximately 10:25 am, the Davis Police Department received a call from administrators at Davis Senior High School reporting a male subject possibly armed with a handgun north of the library parking lot. As a precaution, four schools were placed on lockdown: Davis Senior High School; North Davis Elementary School, St. James Elementary School, and King High School. There is no information to indicate that the subject was ever on any of the campuses in the immediate area. The lockdown lasted approximately 35 minutes.
Officers responded and detained a male subject matching the description provided by the reporting party.  Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that the subject had been in possession of a BB gun, which he discarded prior to police contacting him.
The BB gun was located in the vicinity of where the male subject was detained.
A second subject, who was with the male, was detained as well. Both individuals were released from the scene. Due to the fact that the subject was never on any of the campuses and also never threatened or brandished the BB gun, no criminal charges are being pursued at this time. The Davis Police Department will continue to investigate this incident for any legal recourse.  The male subject is described as being in his late teens and not enrolled at any of the schools.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Davis Police Department at 530-747-5400.

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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