Boy armed with an unusual weapon causes three schools to go into lockdown

Yosemite High School
Yosemite High School

A high school student reportedly armed with a bow and arrow forced three Oakhurst schools into a short lockdown Friday afternoon, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The sheriff’s office was alerted of the male student at around 12:30 p.m. The unnamed 17-year-old fled the Yosemite High campus and a foot pursuit ensued before he was detained shortly after 1 p.m.

A bow and arrow was recovered and deputies are still investigating the possibility of a second weapon.

Yosemite High and two nearby schools, Oak Creek Intermediate and Oakhurst Elementary, were all placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure during the pursuit of the student.

At around 1:10 p.m., the lockdown was lifted.

The student was taken into custody and booked at the Madera County Juvenile Hall without incident.