A man was taken into custody Thursday after pointing a so-called “airsoft” gun at Beverly Hills High School and posting a picture on social media, causing students and staff to shelter in place.

The Beverly Hills Police Department confirmed about 4:10 p.m. that the shelter-in-place orders at BHHS were lifted following the arrest.

The school was placed on the orders about 1:05 p.m. after authorities were made aware of a photo on social media depicting what appeared to be a gun pointed in the direction of the high school, according to the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles police departments.

LAPD officers located the suspect who posted the photo, which was taken in the 10000 block of South Santa Monica Boulevard in Century City, just west of the Beverly Hills city limits and about 100 yards from the western edge of the campus, and took the man into custody.

During the arrest, authorities also recovered an airsoft gun — a kind of low-power weapon used in recreational sports that shoots non-metallic projectiles.

Police noted the suspect had no known connection to the high school, but no further details were immediately released.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.