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Report of gun on Roseville High campus attributed to misunderstanding

A lockdown of Roseville High School has been lifted after police and school officials determined that a report of a possible gun on campus was a misunderstanding, according to a statement sent to parents by the school district.

The school was locked down Wednesday morning after a student in a restroom overheard a conversation in which she thought she heard that one of the students in the restroom had a gun, according to a letter to parents from Brad Basham, the Roseville Union High School District's executive director of personnel services. No gun or weapon was seen.

With new cameras on campus, administrators were able to contact everyone who was in the restroom. Those students were questioned and searched. Following interviews, it was determined that the report resulted from a misunderstanding, the letter said..

“The safety and security of our students and staff is our number one priority,” Basham said in the letter. “We understand this is a very difficult situation, but we will always error on the side of keeping our school community safe.”

On Tuesday, a Roseville High School student was arrested after being found with a note threatening a school staff member, according to Roseville police.

A teacher notified school administrators of a concern with a student and sent the student to the office, according to a Police Department Facebook post.

School administrators and a Roseville police youth services officer assigned to the high school interviewed the student. The officer searched the student and found a note threatening to shoot a school staff member, the news release said.

The student was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats and taken to juvenile hall.

Police said officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding that threat.