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.