PHOENIX – Highland High School in Gilbert experienced a brief lockdown on Wednesday after a student made a statement that raised immediate concern for a staff member, school officials have confirmed. The incident unfolded at approximately 10:50 a.m. at the school situated at Guadalupe and Recker roads, prompting Gilbert Public Schools to initiate lockdown procedures.
Authorities have emphasized that there were no indications of any additional threats, and the student responsible for the statement was promptly attended to by school staff. “While there is no evidence to suggest that this statement posed more than a concern raised by a student, both our team and the Gilbert Police Department are adhering to established protocols out of an abundance of caution,” the district stated in an official announcement.
Gilbert police officers were swiftly dispatched to the scene, where they conducted a comprehensive search of the school premises to ensure the safety of all students and staff members. Highland High School administrators began lifting the lockdown at approximately 11:50 a.m., signaling the return to regular activities within the school.
As of now, no additional information has been made available regarding the incident. School authorities are expected to maintain close communication with students, parents, and staff members to address any concerns and provide updates as necessary. The safety and well-being of all individuals within the Highland High School community remain the top priority for school officials and law enforcement personnel.