Sep 112017

On Monday, September 11, 2017, at about 8:20 a.m. Orange Police received a 911 call from a distraught juvenile male who was in possession of a loaded handgun.

The juvenile was outside of his residence, which was located near Turkey Hill Elementary School.

As a precaution, police officers placed the school on lockdown while the situation was ongoing.

Orange Police emergency dispatcher Scott Henderson kept the juvenile on the line and did an outstanding job de-escalating the distraught caller, getting the male to put down the weapon and surrender to nearby responding officers without further incident. The juvenile was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.

The lockdown at the elementary school was lifted after twenty minutes, which was the duration of the incident. At no time were students/staff at the school in danger.

This investigation remains ongoing. No further details are being released at this time.

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