Man surrenders after police standoff at school in Orange

Police say a standoff with an employee at a Southern California high school has ended peacefully after hours of mediation. 

The Orange County Register reported that police responded on Sunday to El Modena High School in Orange after the employee's brother reported that his brother was suicidal and refused to leave the school. The man, who has not been identified, threatened to kill himself using a gun. 

The building was surrounded by officers and nearby streets were also closed while they worked on getting the employee to surrender peacefully. The building was evacuated, and students and adults on campus were escorted off the property for their own safety. 

Sgt. Jennifer Amat says the man eventually surrendered and exited the building. Police are still working on what charges will be filed. 

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