Update: Bingham High School lockout lifted; 2 students in custody

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SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, Feb. 10, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Bingham High School in South Jordan was placed on lockout Friday morning as police searched for two students who they say are known gang members and might have stolen a gun.

South Jordan Police Department Lt. Sam Pennington told Gephardt Daily that a gun was missing from the home of one of these students’ parents’ in Herriman.

Pennington said the parents stated the two students have an ongoing disagreement with two other students who are also known to be gang affiliated. The latter two students are in school Friday.

South Jordan City tweeted at 10 a.m. that both students involved in the incident have been located and are in custody, and there is no reason to believe of any ongoing threat.

The two students who may have the gun did not come to Bingham, which is located at 2160 W. 10400 South, on Friday, and when school officials were made aware of the situation, a lockout was placed on the school as a precautionary measure.

A lockout means that entrance doors are locked and people will not exit or enter the building if doing so exposes them to danger, but that classes continue as normal.

Unified Police Department’s Metro Gang Unit then searched for the missing students.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information becomes available.



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