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student with loaded handgun arrested at como park high school


st. paul police arrested a 16-year-old student at como park high school wednesday morning after finding a loaded handgun in his waistband.police spokesman steve linders said there was no known threat made by the student, and that it’s unclear why he had the 9mm gun on him. the student was arrested shortly after 8 a.m.the school did not go into lockdown, and students were not evacuated, said toya stewart downey, interim director of communications, marketing and development for st. paul public schools.an automated call about the incident was made to families at 11:30 a.m., a letter was sent out at 12:45 p.m. and information was posted on the school website, she said.“i’m sorry to share with you that a student was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun,” principal theresa neal wrote in






teen arrested for bringing loaded gun to madison school


madison, wis. (ap) — a student has been arrested for bringing a loaded handgun to a madison high school.la follette high school principal sean storch said in an email to parents that after officials learned the student possibly had a gun on wednesday, the educational resource officer confronted the teen who initially resisted being taken into custody.storch says a .22-caliber handgun was found by the officer. officials say the student didn’t make any threats against individuals or the school. madison police say the handgun was loaded with ammunition.the student was taken to the dane county juvenile reception center.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






student gets felony charge after mistakenly bringing loaded gun to griffith scho


police arrested an 18-year-old griffith high school student wednesday after he said he mistakenly brought a loaded handgun to school, authorities said.on wednesday morning, the griffith high school student voluntarily went to the school's police resource officer and told him he had a handgun in his pocket, police said. griffith high school is attached to the middle school.he asked the officer — a longtime school police officer at griffith — if he could "cut him a break" to let him put the gun back in his car, saying he brought the weapon inside by mistake, according to police.the resource officer took the gun and arrested the student without incident, according to police. the gun was later identified as a .380 caliber glock model 42.the student, who police have not identified, was taken to






phoenix police arrest student who had gun at high school


phoenix (ap) — phoenix police say 16-year-old male high school student has been arrested after being found in possession of a loaded handgun on campus.sgt. alan pfohl (foal) says the arrest thursday resulted from another student’s tip to campus security and that the student who was arrested told the police school resource officer that he had the gun for personal security only and had no issues with anyone at the school.the student was detained at a juvenile facility.sierra linda is located near west lower buckeye road and south 67th avenue and is part of the tolleson union high school district.most read storiessale! save up to 90% on subscriptions!the student’s arrest occurred the same day that a 18-year-old student at chaparral high school in scottsdale was arrested after he brought a gun






milpitas high students arrested for weapon on campus


two milpitas high school students who brought a semi-automatic pistol and a backpack containing a loaded magazine to school last week were taken into custody after authorities twice locked down the campus at 1285 escuela parkway.on oct. 26 at 12:05 p.m., milpitas high students told staff they had seen a student inside a bathroom with a handgun. school security found a 14-year-old boy with an unloaded handgun in the bathroom and a loaded magazine nearby in his backpack, police said.a school resource officer took the student into custody without incident. milpitas high, marshall pomeroy elementary school and thomas russell middle school were directed to “shelter in place” until officers could ensure the campus was safe and there were no other students involved, police said.once the campus wa






griffith student charged with accidentally bringing loaded gun inside high schoo


police charged an 18-year-old griffith high school student with accidentally bringing a loaded gun inside the high school on wednesday.trace robertson, 18, is charged with possession of a handgun on school property, a level 6 felony, according to court documents.according to a probable cause affidavit, robertson approached officer pete ghrist around 8:11 a.m. wednesday. robertson told him he brought something to school by mistake, ghrist said according to the affidavit.he asked ghrist — a longtime school police officer at griffith — if he could "cut (him) a break" to let him put it back in his car, according to police.when ghrist walked robertson to the south end of the hallway, the student admitted having a handgun in a front right pocket containing six unspent rounds. he showed ghrist a






teen arrested for having firearm in southern california park


moreno valley, calif. (ap) — the riverside county sheriff’s department says a moreno valley school resource officer arrested a 15-year-old youth for possessing a loaded gun in a city park.the department says the officer observed several juveniles loitering in moreno valley community park around 9:23 a.m. tuesday.the juveniles ran away as the officer approached, and one threw an object into a drainage canal.that youth, a student at a nearby school, was detained and taken back to where the object was tossed. the object was found to be handgun.most read storiessale! save over 90% on digital access.






16-year-old bear creek high school student arrested after being found with handg


a 16-year-old student at bear creek high school in lakewood was arrested thursday after police say they found him in a class with a handgun.lakewood police say nobody was threatened by the teen.“it was on him,” steve davis, a lakewood police spokesman, said. “it was in his pocket. apparently another student must have tipped off the school. they let our school resource officer know.”davis said the teen fought officers who tried to arrest him. investigators don’t know why he had the gun.“we had two or three officers there when they contacted this kid,” davis said. “he did resist them. it wasn’t just a very peaceful surrendering by any means.”the boy is facing a long list of charges, including assault of a police officer, being a juvenile in possession of a gun, having a gun on school grounds






three students arrested, loaded gun found at fallbrook high


a loaded handgun was found at in a cl room at fallbrook high school friday and three students were arrested after a social media p o of the pistol prompted a school lockdown.two 15-year-old boys and a 14-year-old were arrested, a sheriff’s official said. authorities did not release further information on the trio, citing their age.no s s were fired and no one was injured.the lockdown lasted more than three hours, then students were allowed to go home. many parents waited outside the south stage coach lane school, wondering what was happening inside.a p og h of a semi-automatic pistol apparently being held by a boy in a fallbrook high bathroom had been posted on social media.another student saw the posting and reported it to school officials. the principal notified authorities shortly after






student arrested after bringing gun to tyee high school in seatac


the school was placed under temporary lockdown after a gun was recovered from the student, the king county sheriff's office said.a tyee high school student was arrested monday morning for bringing a handgun to school and was booked into the king county youth services center, according to the king county sheriff’s office.over the weekend, school officials learned that the student had posted photos of himself with a weapon on social media sites, says a news release from sheriff’s spokesman sgt. ryan abbott. no threats were made against the school or any students, the release says.when the student arrived at school monday, he was searched by a school security guard and a handgun was recovered, the release said. seatac police were summoned, according to abbott. the high school was temporarily






woodstock student arrested after posting handgun photo on social media, police s


a high school student in woodstock was arrested tuesday after police said he shared on social media a photograph of a handgun with a message that “could be construed as threatening.”after a search tuesday of the home of the 17-year-old student, police said they determined that he never had a weapon in his possession and used a photo he found online. still, he was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and released to his parents, officials said.shortly after school began tuesday morning, a parent notified school officials, who in turn alerted woodstock police, of a social media exchange involving numerous students from woodstock north high school that included the handgun photograph.district officials said there was no specific threat to the school or to any particular students. the b






loaded gun found at fallbrook high after social media posting scare


a loaded handgun was found at fallbrook high school friday and two students were arrested after a social media p o of the pistol prompted a school lockdown.two 15-year-old boys were detained for questioning, then arrested, a sheriff’s official said.no s s were fired and no one was injured.the lockdown lasted more than three hours, then students were allowed to go home. many parents waited outside the south stage coach lane school, wondering what was happening inside.a p og h of a semi-automatic pistol apparently being held by a boy in a fallbrook high bathroom had been posted on social media.another student saw the posting and reported it to school officials. the principal notified authorities shortly after 10 a.m. the student who posted the p o was said to be in a cl room at the time of t






high school lockdown drill turns real when handgun found


columbus, ohio — a high school lockdown drill turned into the real thing when a handgun and ammunition clips were found in the backpack of a student in ohio's capital city of columbus.the dispatch reports walnut ridge high school canceled its football game friday night after the incident earlier in the day.the school was about to send students inside for a reverse evacuation and lockdown drill around 1 p.m. when the principal was told a student had a gun. the student fled, leaving the backpack behind, after learning police had been called. he was later arrested by a motorcycle officer.students were sent back into the building and remained on lockdown until around 2:30 p.m.officials say the away game at columbus south high school was canceled to avoid potential trouble.






alabama high school student found with gun, arrested


mobile, ala. (ap) — an 18-year-old student at murphy high school in mobile been arrested for having a gun on campuswkrg-tv reports mobile county public school system spokeswoman rena philips says the student had left campus earlier wednesday. when the student returned, an assistant principal believed he was acting suspicious and went to talk with him.as the principal approached, the student tossed a bag under a car.philips says the principal retrieved the bag and found the loaded gun along with what was believed to be illegal drugs.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeksphilips says the student, whose name and grade-level was not released, did not threaten anyone with the gun.she says he has been suspended and recommended for expulsion.___information from: wkrg-tv, http:/






handguns found in home of teen who brought handgun to school


clarksburg, md. (ap) — police in maryland found an ar-15 assault-style rifle and other items in the home of an 18-year-old honor roll student who brought a loaded handgun to school.montgomery assistant state’s attorney frank lazzaro said officers also discovered alwin chen, a clarksburg high school student, had previously brought a gun to school and compiled a list of grievances against students.news outlets report chen initially said he was going to do target practice after school. lazzaro said chen then told police he’d brought the gun to school for protection because students at the school were harassing and bullying him.police said chen was charged with possession of a handgun and other offenses.most read storiessale! save up to 90% on subscriptions!david felsen, an attorney for chen,






student suspected of bringing gun to school


a 13-year-old student was arrested after allegedly bringing a firearm to a menlo park school monday, according to police.the eighth-grade male student, who is not being named, was arrested by police after leaving menlo oaks school at 1:44 p.m. without permission. the student left when the school’s principal asked to search his backpack after other students suspected he had marijuana in the backpack, said ravenswood city school district superintendent gloria hernandez-goff.the student was stopped while walking from the school at 620 willow road to his home in the 500 block of o’connor street and, during a search, police found him to be in possession of an unloaded handgun and less than an ounce of marijuana, according to menlo park police cmdr. dave bertini. he was charged with four weapons






high school student arrested for gun comment


ledyard, conn. (ap) — connecticut officials say a 17-year-old high school student has been arrested for commenting, “i could buy an ar-15,” the day after the same gun model was used in a high school shooting that killed 17 and injured others in florida.ledyard high school principal amanda fagan says the student made the comment during a first-period class thursday. administrators called the local police department around 9 a.m., and the student has been referred to juvenile court on charges of threatening and breach of peace.fagan says the student’s offense was similar to “joking about a bomb in the airport.”she says the student does not have access to firearms at home, and there was no threat to students or staff.most read storiessale! save up to 90% on subscriptions!






steele canyon high student arrested after gun threat


a steele canyon high school student was arrested thursday night, accused of posting a shooting threat on snapchat.school officials issued a statement on the school’s website that classes would be held as usual on friday, but a planned assembly was cancelled.the officials said only the one student was involved in the threat, and the rancho san diego-area school was safe after his arrest.the 14-year-old boy is suspected of having posted a picture of himself holding what appeared to be a handgun, with a warning that a particular person should not show up for school at steele canyon high on friday, sheriff’s sgt. matt cook said.he said several students were on snapchat together, and the handgun photo started spreading about 5 p.m. thursday. parents saw it and called the sheriff’s department ab






steele canyon high student arrested after gun threat


a steele canyon high school student was arrested thursday night, accused of posting a shooting threat on snapchat.school officials issued a statement on the school’s website that classes would be held as usual on friday, but a planned assembly was cancelled.the officials said only the one student was involved in the threat, and the rancho san diego-area school was safe after his arrest.the 14-year-old boy is suspected of having posted a picture of himself holding what appeared to be a handgun, with a warning that a particular person should not show up for school at steele canyon high on friday, sheriff’s sgt. matt cook said.he said several students were on snapchat together, and the handgun photo started spreading about 5 p.m. thursday. parents saw it and called the sheriff’s department ab






steele canyon high student arrested after gun threat


a steele canyon high school student was arrested thursday night, accused of posting a shooting threat on snapchat.school officials issued a statement on the school’s website that classes would be held as usual on friday, but a planned assembly was cancelled.the officials said only the one student was involved in the threat, and the spring valley area school was safe after his arrest.the 14-year-old boy is suspected of having posted a picture of himself holding what appeared to be a handgun, with a warning that a particular person should not show up for school at steele canyon high on friday, sheriff’s sgt. matt cook said.he said several students were on snapchat together, and the handgun photo started spreading about 5 p.m. thursday. parents saw it and called the sheriff’s department about






three students arrested, loaded gun found at fallbrook high


a loaded handgun was found in a cl room at fallbrook high school on friday and three students were arrested, after a social media p o of the pistol prompted a school lockdown.two 15-year-old boys and a 14-year-old were in custody on friday afternoon, a sheriff’s official said. authorities did not release further information on the trio, citing their age.no s s were fired and no one was injured.the lockdown began around 10 a.m. and lasted more than three hours. many parents waited outside the south stage coach lane school, wondering what was happening inside.as students were released, the school posted an announcement on its facebook page notifying the community that all students and personnel were safe and that the lockdown had been lifted.“the sheriff's department and fallbrook high schoo






student arrested for threat that led to school lockdown


greenwich, conn. (ap) — a student at a connecticut high school has been arrested on a felony threatening charge in connection with a message found in a school bathroom that led to a lockdown earlier this year.the greenwich time reports (http://bit.ly/2xd6bh7 ) that the student was arrested this week in connection with the march 29 lockdown of greenwich high school. thousands of students and staff were held inside the school for hours as dozens of officers searched students and their backpacks for weapons.police say they interviewed students, looked at surveillance video and reviewed social media postings before making the arrest.the name of the arrested student was not released.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






man, 42, arrested after alleged sex with student at champlin park high


a 42-year-old man allegedly engaged in sex with a student at champlin park high school on wednesday, brooklyn park police said.police were called to the school about noon after staffers were alerted by students about a suspicious man in the school, which is on the brooklyn park/champlin border. staffers followed him out of the school and detained him until officers arrived, according to a police news release.police said that the suspect had arranged a meeting with the student at the school. the student and the suspect allegedly met in a bathroom, where the sexual activity took place.the suspect was arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct and is being held in the brooklyn park jail.in a statement released by the anoka-hennepin school district, officials said administrators are inve






former mississippi gov. haley barbour arrested with loaded handgun at security c


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressjackson, miss. (ap) — former mississippi gov. haley barbour arrested with loaded handgun at security checkpoint in airport.the associated press






7th-grader arrested after bringing loaded gun into school


philadelphia (ap) — a seventh-grader at a philadelphia public school is under arrest for bringing a loaded gun onto campus.the 13-year-old at gen. george a. mccall elementary school was taken into custody wednesday morning after another student alerted the principal that the boy had a gun.police say the boy was arrested without incident and no one was injured. a school district spokesman says the safety of students and staff is the district’s top priority and they are cooperating with police.it wasn’t clear where the child got the gun. no other details were released.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.mccall, in the city’s tony society hill section, landed a 2017 national blue ribbon from the u.s. department of education in september for its high academic achievements






handgun found at berwyn school after student posts video on snapchat, police say


a handgun was found monday afternoon during a search at a middle school in berwyn and four people were being detained as part of an investigation, police said.according to posts on the berwyn police department's facebook page, police went to lincoln middle school, 6432 w. 16th st., about 1:38 p.m. after being informed that a "juvenile student" posted a video on snapchat that showed the student in possession of what appeared to be a handgun.after the school was placed on a hard lockdown, a search was conducted. during the search, a handgun -- "the weapon in question" -- was recovered, according to the police's posts. four "subjects" were being held in connection with the incident.police said "there is no threat or danger to the greater public or within the school." police said they were wor






boy arrested over shooting threat at connecticut high school


westport, conn. (ap) — police have arrested a connecticut high school student they say threatened to shoot a teacher.westport police say an investigation confirmed that the student had thoughts of carrying out a mass shooting at staples high school.a police spokeswoman says the student turned himself in tuesday and is charged with second-degree threatening. his name was not released because of his age.the school dismissed students early on feb. 27 after school administrators were alerted that the student had been overheard making threats to shoot a teacher.most read nation & world storiesunlimited digital access: $1 for 4 weeksinvestigators said the boy’s father kept guns at home, but they were stored securely and the boy did not have keys to the lockers were they were kept.






hs student arrested in arizona for school shooting threat


tucson, ariz. (ap) — pima county sheriff’s deputies say a high school student has been arrested following reports of a threat that a shooting would be carried out at mountain view high school.the department said friday that they responded thursday evening to the reports about texts and posts on social media claiming there would be a shooting at the school the next day.sheriff’s detectives working with school officials determined the threat came from a student who wanted to create an excuse for not going to classes friday.the department says the student has been charged with issuing threats and intimidation.most read nation & world storiesunlimited digital access: $1 for 4 weeksthe arrest comes less than a month after a feb. 14 shooting that killed 17 students at a high school in parkland,






tight security at o.c. schools despite arrest of student who threatened shooting


a 14-year-old freshman at western high school was arrested tuesday night for allegedly making the threat through an instagram post, according to kristina hamm of the anaheim police department. the teen threatened to commit acts of violence through multiple school shootings at his school, magnolia high school in anaheim, cypress high school and buena park high school, hamm said.






high school student charged with bringing gun on campus


lexington, ky. (ap) — a kentucky principal says a high school student has been charged with bringing a gun on campus.lexington media cited a statement from henry clay high school principal paul little jr. in reporting that administrators were acting on a tip when they found the loaded weapon thursday morning before classes began. little said an investigation found the student brought the gun from home for protection outside of school.he said the teen was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property and will be referred to the juvenile court system.






15-year-old girl shot at texas school; boy, 16, arrested


a 15-year-old student in texas was injured in a shooting in her high school cafeteria monday morning and a 16-year-old boy, also a student at the school, was taken into custody, sheriff's officials said.the girl was airlifted to parkland memorial hospital in dallas following the shooting in the small town of italy, some 45 miles south of dallas, said sgt. joe fitzgerald of the ellis county sheriff's office. the shooting happened at about 7:50 a.m. in the italy high school cafeteria."in a small town, the school district is the center of what goes on for our kids and this morning's tragedy hits the heart of this community," said lee joffre, superintendent of the italy independent school district, which has about 600 students.joffre said that on a typical morning, there would be about 45 to 5






online threats of violence against o.c. schools sparks fear, increased security


a series of online posts threatening violence against several orange county schools has sparked fear on the campuses and prompted increased security.authorities are investigating a new threat thursday against two of the four orange county schools that were previously named this week in an online shooting threat allegedly made by a student who was arrested.the new school-shooting post, which also was shared on social media, was traced back to buena park, and claimed the wrong person has been arrested in connection with the violence threatened at the four schools, according to the anaheim police department.the post said shootings would be carried out at anaheim and buena park high schools friday, which is when the original threat said the shootings would happen, but authorities said there is






student arrested after 'specific threats' against lake park high school in rosel


a 16-year-old student at lake park high school in west suburban roselle has been arrested and charged after making “specific threats” against the school, authorities said.on monday morning, one of the roselle police department’s school resource officers “learned of a student who made specific threats” against the school, according to a post on the department’s facebook page. police and school officials “acted quickly to curtail any chance of danger to our kids,” the department wrote in the post.the unidentified student was arrested and charged with a felony, and then taken to a youth home. police did not provide details about the nature of the threat or the exact charges filed against the teen, and further information about the charges was not immediately available from the dupage county s






toronto student missing and presumed drowned on school trip to algonquin park


a spokesman for the toronto district school board says a high school student is missing and presumed drowned on a school outing in algonquin park. ryan bird says about 38 students went to the park on sunday as part of a summer school outdoor education program and were due to return on friday. the group […]






the history of school shootings in the u.s.


here's a look at some recent u.s. school shootings, and some of the deadliest of years past:— feb. 14, 2018: a former student is accused of killing 17 people at marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland, florida.— jan. 23, 2018: two students were killed and 14 wounded by gunfire when a student opened fire before classes began at marshall county high school in west kentucky, authorities said. a grand jury is meeting to consider charging the 15-year-old boy as an adult.— dec. 7, 2017: two students at aztec high school in new mexico were killed by a gunman disguised as a student. police said the shooter later killed himself.— sept. 13, 2017: a 15-year-old boy was killed at freeman high school in rockford, washington, and three female students were wounded when authorities say another 1






student arrested after gun found at school


jacksonville, fla. (ap) — a student was arrested at a florida high school after officials found a gun. the florida times-union reports that the weapon was discovered friday morning at mandarin high school.an automated telephone call to parents said the discovery came as school officials investigated a group of students who were in an “unauthorized area” and found one in possession of a firearm. the gun was confiscated, and the student taken into custody by police.the message said the student will face criminal charges, as well as possible expulsion.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.no injuries were reported.___information from: the (jacksonville) florida times-union, http://www.jacksonville.com






police: student threatens to kill officers, shoot up school


taunton, mass. (ap) — police say a massachusetts high school student has been arrested for threatening to kill school resource officers, then return with an ar-15 assault rifle and shoot up the school.authorities say the 18-year-old taunton high school student has not attended school since the first day of the school year after having made threats and racially-charged statements.the student came to school carrying a backpack around 10:45 a.m. monday, and police say two resource officers approached him. the officers began to escort the student to the school security office, at which point police say he threatened to disarm them, kill them and return with the rifle.the officers handcuffed the student. no weapons were found on him.most read storiesunlimited digital access: $1 for 4 weeksthe s