A 14-year-old boy is in custody today after he was reportedly found with a gun at a Potrero Hill high school, police said.
Teachers at International Studies Academy, located at 655 De Haro Street, called police at about 11:15 a.m. claiming there was an armed student on campus. A suspicious security guard at the school had taken the kid to the principal's office where he was asked to empty his pockets.
The eighth-grader instead took off running and left the school grounds, said Officer Carlos Manfredi.
When police arrived, the school was placed on lockdown as officers combed the area looking for the suspect. The cops located both the boy and the gun, however, the firearm was not found in the teen's possession.
"The gun was not on him, but we believe it was his weapon," Manfredi said. "It's possible when he was running he threw the gun."
Manfredi says police are still investigating the incident, but the boy could be slapped with felony gun charges if they can prove for sure the gun is his.
No word on whether the handgun was loaded.