La Cumbre Junior High School was placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon following a report of a male juvenile on campus with a knife, according to the Santa Barbara Police Department.
Officers responded to the campus on the city’s Westside shortly after noon, and began a search for the boy, said Anthony Wagner, a police spokesman.
The juvenile was located and taken in custody, Wagner said, adding that he was in possession of a knife.
The lockdown was expected to be lifted at about 12:30 p.m., Wagner said.
The incident remained under investigation, and the boy’s name was not released because he is a minor.