It happened during dismissal time just after 3 o'clock as students were preparing to board buses they say they saw a young boy flash a gun several times.
A bus driver confirms he too saw the gun.
Someone told the school resource officer, who approached the boy and he took off running.
The officer chased the young man west from the school, until he ran behind a nearby insurance company.
Witnesses say he may have gotten into a car and escaped eastbound on Darden. “I didn't actually see the weapon, but some of the kids said they seen it. And the bus driver said they seen him flash it a couple of times. So right now we're out trying to find him. Get any information somebody call the high school. As far as I know the student does not attend clay high school we'll have to check further but I'm pretty sure I've never seen him before,” says Clay School Resource Officer, Cpl. Gary Fields
He also says he has not seen a handgun inside the school in the four years he has been at Clay District, and there is one school resource officer assigned to clay high school.
He is a St. Joseph County Officer.
There are no metal detectors at South Bend schools.