Alleged gun-toting student detained at Enterprise High in Redding, ending lockdown

REDDING, Calif., — Authorities say reports of an Enterprise High School student in possession of a firearm in Redding led to a campus-wide lockdown and the safe and swift apprehension of the student, reported to be a juvenile female, earlier this morning, Wednesday, May 25.

While officials have not said if a handgun or other firearm was actually recovered as a result of the lockdown and student being detained, they have said that no shots were fired and no students were injured. However, KRCR 7’s Mason Carroll has since reported that a Redding PD official told her that no firearm had yet been located and officials were still searching the campus for the weapon the juvenile was reported to have been seen with.

Officials have also asked the parents of Enterprise students not to go to the high school for information, adding that more details would be released by their agency and the school, as more information come to light.


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Early scanner reports, some of which have since been confirmed by Redding Police Department, indicate that at around 8:35 a.m. this morning an RPD School Resource Officer who is assigned to patrol duties at the Redding campus received information that a student, possibly a female, was seen with a handgun during PE class.

The SRO and school officials immediately placed the school on lockdown and requested additional resources from Redding PD’s patrol division and CHP – Northern Division Air Operations, who launched an aerial vehicle to the location to assist from overhead, Redding PD has since reported.

As numerous officers converged on the scene, officers ensured the campus had been secured before beginning to search for the student reported to have been seen with the firearm.

Official radio traffic at the time indicated that officers who responded to the crisis soon updated that the student in question had been detained and reported that the situation had been stabilized.

No students were harmed as a result of the incident, according to an RPD social media release that specified, “There were NO shots fired”.

In response to the lockdown and concerns of parents whose students at Parsons Junior High School, located less than a mile away from Enterprise, Parsons Principal Darin Pust released the following statement to parents:

“The school is currently in lockdown as a precaution under the direction of RPD. There is no danger on campus currently and all students are safe. The police are dealing with an incident in the area and have asked us to lockdown until that is resolved. When we have more information, we will let you update you. Please do not call the school office or come to the school so that we can keep the channels of communication open with law enforcement. Thank you for your cooperation.”

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No further details have been released and Redding PD’s investigation is active and ongoing at the scene.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Redding PD at (530) 245-4200. Callers can refer to incident file number 22R032064 and can remain anonymous.

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Trevor Montgomery, 51, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and operates Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS). Both are stringer organizations, providing breaking news coverage and community interest stories for other mainstream media organizations throughout the two regions they serve.

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.