Student Arrested for Allegedly Bringing Gun to School

The student was reported when he was showing the gun to friends, a police official says.


A 16-year-old who allegedly brought a gun to school was arrested today.

The student was reportedly showing the gun to his friends at when a campus supervisor figured out what was going on and reported it to a campus resource officer, said sheriff's Sgt. Geoffrey Green.

"The student… was located on school grounds and was quickly detained. Officers found an unloaded .22 caliber handgun in the student's waistband and ammunition in one of his pockets," the sergeant said.

Investigators then searched the child's home in Wildomar in accordance with "Kids with Guns" protocol. They found the gun was registered to his stepfather and was taken without permission, Green said.

Riverside County Child Protective Services was notified, and the teen was booked into Southwest Juvenile Hall on suspicion of possessing a firearm on school grounds.

Sonny Lambert April 21, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Reject Sonny Lambert 8:05 am on Saturday, April 21, 2012 Good Job Stepfather. Don't you know you're suppose to keep those locked up away from kids. Hopefully they prosecute you for jeopardizing all our kids lives. You live in Wildomar. Why are you going to a Temecula H. S.
Brenda April 21, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Wow, unbelieveable. When I was young my father didnt lock up ours, but then we were raised shooting every type of gun, and hunting. We knew we were not allowed to touch them otherwise, and to assume every gun was loaded at all times, never ever think a gun is NOT loaded. Even today I approach any gun with that red light in my head to first check it. A teenager knows that guns kill, and he knows it takes bullets to work. Even if no one ever spent any time with him to teach him HE KNOWS THAT. So, I have a hard time blaming or putting all blame on either party, the parent or the teenager. Yes, perhaps step father should have them locked up, and probably more so if there are children that have no experience with them. But, the teenager is not stupid, he knows what a gun does. He obviously went there with bullets to scare someone, or to possibly shoot one, and why he went in and "shared" it is the wierd part. Did he want to get caught? A cry for help first that he is thinking of causing someone harm, and he is hurting inside and needs help? I feel we have another teen that is going deeper into the normal stress, depression of being in high school. The peer pressure, the drugs, and alcohol, the drama, grades and lack of someone to really help in that area at the schools or home like they used to, and then problems at home from all of the above, or seperate issues from home. It is scary that anyone would feel its ok to carry around a gun with bullets handy.
cookiemonster April 21, 2012 at 06:39 PM
ya thats temecula valley for ya stuff goes down everyday yes i know for sure i go to skool their
cookiemonster April 21, 2012 at 06:40 PM
This whole thing was over a girl
TVOR April 21, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Gun control is a big part of why this kind of thing happens. We don't need more gun control, we need more gun education.
Patrick April 21, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Guns kill people! Take/outlaw the guns! <-- Sarcasm. 18% polled want tighter gun control? How idiotic are you 18%? The gun is no more responsible for the misuse -whether it be an injury, murder, or other incident- than the pen is to blame for the misspelled word. Do we ban cars because they are part of the equation in an auto collision? I can hardly wait for a rebuttal to my comments here. Molon Labe, 18%!
TVOR April 22, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Many times more lives are saved each year than are taken with guns.
Stanley April 22, 2012 at 12:44 AM
You need to take an English writing class.
Stanley April 22, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Really? Where's the facts to back that up? In reality the facts are 30,000 deaths by guns per year in the USA, or 85 per day, or 3 per hour. And for every one death there are two wounded (lcav.org).
Mr. Logical April 22, 2012 at 02:26 AM
Thank you Stanley. Most Western European countries have strict gun laws. The amount of murder in those countries is miniscule compared to ours.
Patrick April 22, 2012 at 10:46 AM
...also +30,000 fatalities involving vehicles, so let's get draconian on some cars. The stupidity of non-gun owners is astounding and endless.
TVOR April 22, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Stanley, there are not many statistics to illustrate my point because often, when a person uses a firearm to protect themselves, it is not reported. I would venture to say that many if not most of the deaths you mentioned are due to mishandling or accidental discharges. Educating people about safe handling of firearms would help reduce that number. The thing is there is no IQ test required prior to purchasing a firearm. Or buying a car, or a motorcycle, or a bottle of booze. Guns don't kill people, people kill people.
Stanley April 22, 2012 at 10:53 PM
So 'most are due to mishandling'? Again, a nonsense statement with nothing to back it up. But you're correct that an IQ test is not required. At a minimum, I would propose a requirement that if a person rode the short yellow bus to school, then they don't get a gun. Sorry Turd.
V.W.D.S. April 22, 2012 at 11:19 PM
A few notes: the student lives in Wildomar. What is he doing at Temecula Valley? The kid knew he had a gun and also had a few bullets. He definately had some kind of intention. I just left Arizona. Everyone there carries a gun and they are loaded and not once did I see anyone point one, or shoot one or anyone die. Gun Control is not going to fix anything.
TVOR April 23, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Granted I didn't present any facts and frankly I don't have the time to do the research to get facts. There are fewer entities pushing the idea that responsible gun ownership and use are good for our society than there are pushing the false idea that taking guns away from law abiding citizens would be good for our society. I have read some articles purporting to prove how bad guns are for our society and I found them lacking in substance and heavy on supposition.
TVOR April 23, 2012 at 12:28 AM
My idea of gun control is having a firm grip and true aim.
TVOR April 23, 2012 at 12:29 AM
One more thing, how many of those 30,000 were shot while committing crimes against others?
Patrick April 23, 2012 at 01:09 AM
You won't win with Stanley or any other exuberant biped who seemingly suffers from decided gun hysteria. Kony 2012! Kony 2012! Kony 2012! Right Stanley?
Sonny Lambert April 23, 2012 at 05:03 PM
@ Brenda, Ahhh it's California Law, your guns have to be locked up and out of kids hands. The stepfather or owner of the gun is 100% liable for this genius bringing a gun to school.
Sonny Lambert April 23, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Brenda, Ahhh it's California Law, your guns have to be locked up and out of kids hands. The stepfather or owner of the gun is 100% liable for this genius bringing a gun to school. So who would you put the blame on, if not the stepfather or the kid???.
pink cupcake April 24, 2012 at 02:26 AM
guns dont kill people. People kill people. He lives in wildomar why is he in Temecula valley maybe beacause itrs a better school. Also why was the school not on LOCKDOWN????


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