An eighth-grade boy is in custody Tuesday afternoon after police responded to his school in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood where he was reported to have a gun.
Staff at the International Studies Academy at 655 De Haro St. called police at about 11:15 a.m. to report they had detained someone on school grounds who had been spotted with a gun, San Francisco police Officer Carlos Manfredi said.
The boy, identified as a 14-year-old student at ISA, was detained by school security and was being led to the principal's office and asked to empty his pockets when he fled.
Police arrived and the school was briefly placed on lockdown.
Within 10 minutes, officers found the boy just outside the school, Manfredi said.
A gun was found near the school, but not with the boy.
The student was taken into custody and he faces possible gun charges, Manfredi said.
Authorities are working to confirm if the boy in custody and the recovered gun are connected, Manfredi said.
According to San Francisco Unified School District spokeswoman Gentle Blythe no injuries were reported.
The school serves students in grades six through 12.
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