Air-Soft Pistol at Bus Stop Causes Lockdown and Search of Roselawn Students

Monday morning the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department responded to Roselawn Continuation High School due to an anonymous tip about an armed student boarding a bus heading to the school.

At approximately 7 a.m., the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call about a student possibly armed with a handgun.

The 911 call was made by a Turlock Unified School District employee who reported seeing a student in possession of weapon while walking in the direction of a Roselawn High School bus stop, according to TUSD Superintendent Dana Trevethan.

The school was placed on lockdown as an investigation involving the Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Turlock Police Department, and TUSD staff took place with searches being conducted on school grounds and on the school buses. Additionally, during the investigation students were both questioned and searched.

According to Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer, Sergeant Anthony Bejaran, the caller told deputies that a Jr. High school age student appeared to have a gun in their waistband. However, the caller did not see the student get onto a bus.

“Deputies searched several buses and Roselawn School. We did not find a gun on any of the buses and the school was found to be safe,” stated Sergeant Bejaran.

The Roselawn High School lockdown was lifted at 9 a.m. on Monday.

“Upon further investigation, the alleged weapon was determined to be an air-soft pistol that was located near or around the original bus stop area,” said Superintendent Dana Trevethan.

“Student and staff safety continued to be of highest priority throughout the morning incident.”

“We want to thank the alert 911 caller for providing the information and happy to report that we did not find a student with a gun on a bus or the school campus,” said Sergeant Bejaran.

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