Juveniles arrested for allegedly firing a gun near Marsh Junior High School

Mar 7, 2014 12:50 PM

The Chico Police Department and Butte Co. Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of gun shots near Forest Avenue and Humboldt Road just after 10:00 a.m.

Police Officers and Sheriff’s Deputies blocked traffic in the area and set up a perimeter as they executed a search. Three juveniles between the ages of 14-17 were arrested in a field right next to Marsh Junior High School. At this time it is unclear if the juveniles attend Marsh Junior High School.

Police say four shots were fired in the area of an abandoned home at 2051 Humboldt Rd. The home is owned by the city and has been used by The Chico Fire Department for training exercises.

A retired Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy heard the shots from his home, called Chico Police and was able to help Officers locate the suspects after watching them hide. He said at one point the juveniles tried to convince him not to turn them in.

Little Chico Creek Elementary School and Marsh Junior High School were placed on lock down. Students were not allowed to leave classrooms and no calls were allowed to go in or out of either school. At 11:15 a.m. the lock down at both schools was lifted.

At this time the gun has not been located.


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