A student armed with a kitchen knife at Gilroy High School prompted an evacuation and standoff with police.
On Friday, April 27, Gilroy Police responded to a report that a student was brandishing a knife inside a classroom, according to a Facebook post by the Gilroy Police Department. The classroom was evacuated.
When officers arrived, they negotiated with the student to put the knife down. A school resource officer who knew the young man was able to convince him to surrender peacefully.
The student was subsequently placed on a mental health hold and transported to an area treatment facility, according to police.