Brief scare

Chapman Elementary School locked down to due armed felon

Chapman Elementary School was locked down for eight minutes on Tuesday (Feb. 21) after police received several reports of a man holding a rifle and riding a bicycle toward the school.

The lockdown started just before 1 p.m., according to a Chico Police Department press release. Shortly after, members of Chico PD’s Target Team reportedly found 32-year-old Charles Adams on East 20th Street with an unloaded, bolt-action rifle. Though the release notes that Adams “had no intention of using the firearm to cause harm,” he had a prior felony and was therefore prohibited from carrying a gun.

The code-red lockdown was lifted and Adams was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm.