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2 charged in firearm lockdown at Belen High School

2 charged in firearm lockdown at Belen High School

Two people have been charged after an hours-long lockdown at Belen High School. Belen police responded around 1 p.m. Friday afternoon.The Belen Police Department detained a male suspect after nine witnesses said he was in possession. They told police he was trying to get someone to hold onto a weapon for him.After that, the high school went into a lockdown so BPD could conduct a search for the firearm. A female was identified as the other suspect’s partner and was taken to the school office.She was found to be in possession of a weapon. Police say it’s a BB handgun and the lockdown was lifted with students being released at 4:45 p.m.The two suspects were taken to the police department and charges were filed. BPD did not say what the charges were.Related stories on koat.comBrown Elementary placed on lockdown for firearm search Middle school sees 2 gun investigations in one day Student with gun prompts lockdown of Roswell High SchoolGun incident at Santa Fe charter school

Two people have been charged after an hours-long lockdown at Belen High School. Belen police responded around 1 p.m. Friday afternoon.

The Belen Police Department detained a male suspect after nine witnesses said he was in possession. They told police he was trying to get someone to hold onto a weapon for him.

After that, the high school went into a lockdown so BPD could conduct a search for the firearm. A female was identified as the other suspect’s partner and was taken to the school office.

She was found to be in possession of a weapon. Police say it’s a BB handgun and the lockdown was lifted with students being released at 4:45 p.m.

The two suspects were taken to the police department and charges were filed. BPD did not say what the charges were.

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