Boise police responded to two unrelated incidents at Boise schools this morning. No one was hurt in either incident and all students are safe.
About 11:30 a.m. Monday, Boise police took a man into custody outside Grace Jordan Elementary School's main entrance.
Officers were en route to a report of a possible suicidal subject at a home in south Boise when they learned the individual had left the home and was on his way to the nearby school where he reportedly is the parent of a student. Police say the man briefly entered the school but quickly left and was immediately met by officers. He was not cooperative with officers and was handcuffed and detained. He is in the custody of Idaho Department of Heath and Welfare.
Police reported no one was hurt, no weapons were involved and there is no evidence of any threat to the school.
Hillside Junior High will remain closed Tuesday as officials attend to an electrical problem. The school was evacuated Monday after its Boise police resource officer witnessed an electrical box spark and smoke while workers were installing new lights. He called the fire department about 11:07 a.m.
The school's alarm sounded and students and staff safely evacuated the school building. The students evacuation routes did not go through the smoky area and although some smoke did fill the northern hallway of the school, no students were exposed.
Firefighters determined a single electrical panel had sent out sparks; there was no fire, only sparks, and smoke and heat damage was confined to the single electrical panel.
Power has been restored to much of the school except the northern most section of the building. The school is expected to reopen on Wednesday.
The Boise School District is notifying parents about these incidents.