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Man Arrested After Approaching a Victorville School with a Loaded Firearm

Man Arrested After Approaching a Victorville School with a Loaded Firearm

VICTORVILLE – Three Victor Elementary School District (VESD) schools were placed on lockdown after what began as only a perceived threat at Brentwood Elementary School on Thursday afternoon.

Just before 1:00 p.m. Gary Foxworth, 55, of Victorville, went to Brentwood Elementary School, located at 13900 block of Hook Boulevard and made contact with some of the school staff. Those who had contact with him described him as seemingly erratic and as making incoherent statements. One of the staff members reported possibly seeing a gun in a bag that Foxworth was carrying.

“Foxworth did not make any threats or brandish a weapon,” said Victorville Sheriff’s Station Spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez.  “When he left the school, staff members contacted law enforcement and placed three elementary schools on lockdown.” As an additional precautionary measure, Victor Elementary School District (VESD) contacted the Victor Valley Unified High School District (VVUSD) to make them aware of the incident.

An area check for Foxworth was conducted near Brentwood Elementary School and other nearby schools. Just after 2:00 p.m. a security officer at the VVUSD notified authorities that Foxworth’s vehicle was located at the district office. Deputies arrived only moments later and were able to detain him without incident. On his shoulder, he carried a camera case which had a loaded firearm. He was arrested for Possession of a Firearm on School Grounds and was booked into the High Desert Detention Center. He is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail and is scheduled to appear at the Victorville Superior Court on Monday afternoon.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

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