South Bend. Ind. — On Wednesday, December 7, around 11:45 am, South Bend Police were notified of a possibly armed male attempting to gain entry to Adams High School.
Thanks to school security measures and a quick response from School Resource Officer Pearson, the male was unsuccessful in entering the building.
SRO Pearson quickly apprehended the male in the 1400 block of Mishawaka Avenue and located a knife in the male’s possession.
Juan Maldonado was arrested and transported to the St. Joseph County Jail.
Adams High School was placed on lockdown for roughly 15 minutes as the incident unfolded and concluded.
All students are safe, and no injuries were reported.