Student detained after bringing replica gun to Van Nuys High School

Van Nuys High School was placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon as the Los Angeles Police Department investigated a report of a child with a gun. 

The incident was reported just after 1 p.m. at the school located in the 6500 block of Cedros Avenue.

Officers located a student with a replica firearm; that student was detained and the lockdown was lifted.

Earlier in the day, SkyFOX images from the scene showed a heavy police presence in the perimeter surrounding the school.