SAN MARINO (FOX 11) - It was just before lunchtime when San Marino High school and three other schools in the district were placed on lockdown after a 15 year-old student was reported missing and believed to be carrying a gun.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's said the teen's father called 911 after a family disturbance at their home.
"It was determined that a 15-year-old was missing and that there was a firearm missing from the location," said LA County Sheriff's Sgt. Michael Martinez.
"Things were pretty calm in my classroom but other classrooms were more worried than others," high school student Madison Hanna told FOX 11.
"The kids remained in their classrooms and they remained safe. We worked closely with law enforcement," said Superintendent Dr. Alex Cherniss.
Law enforcement issued a full scale search in the area surrounding the teen's home. They also notified the local mall. A few hours later, the teen was spotted at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall in Arcadia and was handed over to Arcadia police.
Police said they believe the teen had no intention to harm anyone at the mall even though he was carrying a handgun.
Arcadia police brought the teen back to his house where he was placed in the custody of the LA County Sheriff's Department.
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