LOMPOC, Calif- Police say a 13-year-old was booked into jail on charges of bringing a weapon to school.
According to police, someone called 911 just after 7:45 a.m. to report that they had seen a teenager with a semi-automatic handgun in his backpack. The witness told police that the teenager said he was bringing the gun to Lompoc Valley Middle School for protection.
Police said they immediately put the school on lockdown and were able to take the 13-year-old in custody without incident.
Officers searched the teen's backpack and said they found a pellet gun. The teen was booked into the Lompoc City Jail and released to his parents.