EL CENTRO — Following a physical altercation at Central Union High School (CUHS) Friday, Sept. 3, a student was detained due to alleged threats of bringing a gun to campus.

According to police reports, two students from CUHS were in a fight at the school campus and police were asked to be involved when one of the students abruptly left the school's office. The reporting party put in the call after being advised of a potential threat with a possible firearm on campus.

Police then located the student and detained him in handcuffs after having the school locked down. 

It was determined that there was a mutual disturbance between the detained CUHS student and approximately six other students. The reporting party and school security confirmed that the six subjects involved with the fight were questioned as part of an investigation launched by the school to look into the incident. 

According to the detained student, the six other subjects arrived on the scene after school had concluded for the day with the intent to challenge him to a fight. 

The school’s security officer was concerned that the student in custody would return to campus with a pistol after he allegedly stated he would return with a “gat.” The detained student denied making a formal statement and his residence was searched with the consent of the mother. No weapons were found at the house.

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