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UPDATE: Three in custody after shots fired at Taylorsville High School, police said

Jan 26, 2023, 12:45 PM | Updated: 4:39 pm

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Police continued searching for a suspect after lockdown was lifted at Taylorsville High School and students were released. (Alex Cabrero, KSL TV)

(Alex Cabrero, KSL TV)

UPDATE: Three teen boys were taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after there was an altercation between students in the parking lot and a gun casing was found, according to the Taylorsville Police Department.

Police were still looking for three other suspects including the person who fired the shots, according to a press release from Granite School District.

At a media presser, Sgt. Jake Hill from TVPD said the first calls came in reporting a fight around 12:30 p.m. and several other calls after reported shots fired.

Police do not yet know if the juveniles were students at the school. Once a shot was fired the group dispersed and officers located some of them in the neighborhoods nearby.

Lockdown protocol was lifted at the high school as soon as police determined that the suspects were not in the school. Two nearby elementary schools were on lockout, which was also lifted and students at the schools were released to be picked up by parents or transported on busses as usual.

“We apologize that we were unable to release at our normal time but obviously the safety of your students is the preeminent concern,” Ben Horsley, communications officer for Granite School District said.

Horsley said after-school activities would proceed as usual in a video on Twitter.

In the presser, he said the elementary schools were on lockout procedures, meaning the building is locked on the inside securing the exterior, and the high school was on lockdown, meaning classrooms and exterior doors were locked with students secured inside.

Students were safe and accounted for according to a Tweet from Granite School District, while lockdown procedures were still in place.

It is no longer an active scene and there were no injuries, according to the Taylorsville Police Department.

KSL TV’s earlier story continues below.


TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Gunshots were fired at Taylorsville High School Thursday afternoon, confirmed by emergency dispatch.

Shots were reported at approximately 12:40 p.m. in the school parking lot.

Schools were still in Lockdown Protocol when Granite School District Tweeted that all students are safe and accounted for.

Taylorsville High School, Plymouth Elementary School, and Hartvigsen Elementary School have been placed in Lockout Protocol while police search for the suspect. Granite School District said classes are resuming as normal while the buildings are secured and police search for the suspect in the area.

Vista Elementary School and Bennion Junior High School were temporarily placed in Lockout Protocol by the Taylorsville Police Department while they searched for a suspect in the area, but those protocols have since been lifted and classes resumed.

Mattress Firm, across the street from the high school on Redwood Road, told KSL TV that business was running as usual.


This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.

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UPDATE: Three in custody after shots fired at Taylorsville High School, police said