Parent Arrested Following Estancia Lockdown
According to a press release issued by the Costa Mesa Police Department a few minutes ago, just before 1:00 p.m. today the parent of an Estancia High School Student - a man named Michael B. McHugh - was arrested at the school after an altercation when he was refused permission to pick up his daughter.
According to the information provided, there is a restraining order in place against McHugh prohibiting contact with his daughter, which is the reason school personnel refused to let him take her with him. At some point McHugh apparently told school officials he had a gun, at which time security personnel restrained him, called police and locked down the school.
ARREST AND MEDICAL TREATMENT
A replica handgun was found in McHugh's possession and was seized by police personnel. He was arrested and transported to a hospital for complaints of an injury.
THE SYSTEM WORKED
It sounds like the procedures in place at Estancia High School for such matters worked. The staff and the CMPD are to be commended for their prompt resolution to this problem.
WHAT AN IDIOT!
As an aside, I find myself wondering what kind of a lunatic would waltz into a school anywhere in Southern California and announce he had a gun - particularly now, when every police officer in the region is still on a razor's edge following the whole Chris Dorner event? Geez!