Police search for man who went to Millcreek school with gun

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Unified Police Department officers on Monday were searching for a man reportedly seen wandering around a Millcreek middle school parking lot with a handgun.

Detective Ken Hansen said that at about 9 a.m. a teaching assistant spotted a Latino male in his 20s walking around cars at Roosevelt Middle School, 3225 S. 800 East, with a handgun held to his side.

As the man left the parking lot eastbound, Hansen said the man pulled the gun's slide back and racked a round into its chamber.

Granite School District officials placed the school on lock down until the end of the school day as a precaution, and school district officers were stationed at the school for the day.

Unified officers, meanwhile, were searching the nearby neighborhoods for the man, who was described as being about 6 feet tall with short dark hair and weighing about 170 pounds. He was wearing a tan coat and blue jeans.


Twitter @sltribjanelle