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Teenager arrested in connection with disturbance that led to school lockdown in Granite Bay

A man was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with a disturbance and ensuing law-enforcement search that led to a temporary lockdown at a Granite Bay middle school.

Ryan King, 19, was taken into custody on suspicion of making criminal threats while armed with a knife during a disturbance across the street from Cavitt Junior High School that moved into the campus’ front parking lot, according to a news release issued by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

The school was “temporarily locked down as a precaution” after the disturbance spilled onto the school grounds from a nearby shopping center, the Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post just before 9 a.m. In an update minutes later, authorities said the disturbance had been contained to the school’s parking lot.

King’s father turned him in to law enforcement, according to the release.

The lockdown was lifted as of 10:15 a.m., Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Angela Musallam said in a tweet.

No one was injured, according to the sheriff’s office.

Cavitt is a STEM-focused middle school for grades 7 and 8 in the Eureka Union School District. Located on Fuller Drive in Granite Bay, the school has an enrollment of about 370 students, according to its website.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.