Man arrested after lockdown at Rayburn High School
Pasadena Police arrested Jason Sifuentes, 28, following a reported threat of armed violence against an individual at Sam Rayburn High School, 2121 Cherrybrook Lane.
Police arrested Sifuentes at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, approximately 15 minutes after receiving the tip. He was taken into custody as he was leaving his home in the 900 block of Hector Avenue. A .22 caliber rifle was found in his possession.
Police put Sam Rayburn High School campus on lockdown for 50 minutes following the incident. The lockdown was lifted at 10:22 a.m. after completion of a thorough search of the premises.
“Although the police report indicates that the individual arrested intended to harm one of our students, we must emphasize that the individual was never on the Sam Rayburn campus on Wednesday,” said Al Carter, the district’s interim director of communications, in a press release. “No weapon was brought to campus at any time.”
The identity of the suspect's intended target has not been made public.
For more information on the school, visit www1.pasadenaisd.org.
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