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LASD - Lancaster Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Friday October 19th, 2018 :: 02:03 p.m. PDT


Local student detained after bringing handgun to school

On Thursday, October 18th at approximately 11:00am, Lancaster Sheriff’s Station received a call from administrators at Gifford C. Cole Middle School with a report that a student may have brought a weapon to the school.
The school resource officer assigned to Cole Middle School immediately responded to the campus and conducted a search of the backpack of the student in question. A handgun was found inside the backpack. The student, a 12 year old, male was detained for possession of a firearm on school grounds. No students were harmed during the incident and the investigation is currently ongoing.
We thank the staff and faculty at Cole Middle School for their swift response and action. Lancaster Sheriff’s Station continues to work hand in hand with parents, students and faculty to ensure our schools are a safe place for all of our students to learn.
We remind you, if you see something, say something!

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lancaster Station at (661) 948-8466. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP, “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website
Lancaster Sheriff’s Station polices the City of Lancaster, Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, and the unincorporated communities of Antelope Acres, Lake Los Angeles, and Quartz Hill in the Antelope Valley.
Ali Villalobos
Lancaster Sheriff’s Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
501 W Lancaster Boulevard
Lancaster, CA 93534
Station (661) 948-8466
Desk (661) 524-2154
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LASD - Lancaster Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
501 W Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 661-948-8466

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