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One boy in custody after Fremont High lockdown

Posted at 6:13 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 14:30:49-05

FREMONT, Neb. (KMTV) — Police rushed to Fremont High School after a student told a school official about seeing a possible gun.

"They were standing outside of the school, they were observed by a student that was inside the school, where one of the students had seen it in their waistband," says Lt. Shane Wimer.

Lt. Wimer says the suspects did not go to school at Fremont High. He went into the school then left around the time it was put on lock down. But a short time later he and another juvenile returned. Witnesses say they started they started asking police what was going on.

"Then the cop asks him his name and i guess the cop got on the radio and then an unmarked car came rolling up and then asked the kid what was his last name? and the kid told him and boom he had him in handcuffs," says witness, Shane Trapp.

"Put handcuffs on him, they searched him and they found a pistol," says Robert Hargrave, witness.

Wimer says police found a BB gun pistol on one of the two suspects. While the police were looking for suspects, a number of students were stuck in the school after hours.

"Well they were locked down until law enforcement arrived and went through the building and searched each and every room and they were allowed to leave once law enforcement confronted them and let them come out of the school," says Wimer.

Police say no students were ever in danger. But the incident shook up some of those who live nearby.

"I didn’t expect something like this to happen in Fremont, it's just too bad stuff like this is happening more and more often," says Trapp.

Police later in the night that one of the juveniles arrested has been released from custody.