FAIRFIELD (KRON) — A 16-year-old boy is in juvenile hall on Thursday night accused of bringing marijuana and a loaded, stolen gun to school in Fairfield.
It happened yesterday at Armijo High School.
Officers detained the teenager and say the gun he had had been taken in a burglary in Fairfield.
No threat was made to the high school.
The teen was booked in juvenile hall on suspicion of possession of a loaded, stolen, and concealed handgun–and for bringing marijuana on campus.
Here is the statement from police:
Fairfield Police School Resource Officers arrested a 16 year old male Wednesday for possession of a firearm on the Sem Yeto Satellite Campus at Armijo High School. The incident began when the Fairfield police School Resource Officer assigned to Armijo High received detailed information that a student was in possession of a handgun while on campus. Officers from the Youth Services Bureau immediately responded and worked in collaboration with the school’s administration to obtain information about the student. Officers were able to quickly locate and safely detain the student on campus. The student was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun and marijuana. The gun had been reported stolen from a prior burglary in the City of Fairfield. He was arrested and booked into Solano County Juvenile Hall for possessing a loaded, stolen, concealed handgun and possession of marijuana on a school campus.
The safety of students and staff within our schools is a top priority for the police department and our partners in the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District. To encourage people to immediately report information about potentially armed people on a school campus, the Fairfield Police Department will provide up to $200 for specific information leading to the arrest of someone possessing a firearm on or near any school in the City of Fairfield. We believe all of us have a responsibility to help keep our students and community safe.
Fairfield Police Officers, working alongside district employees, increases our ability to help keep children safe. The Fairfield Police Department is very appreciative of our strong partnerships with the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District. The central focus of this partnership is building positive relationships between students, police officers, and school staff.
The Fairfield Police Department encourages anyone with information about someone illegally possessing a firearm on campus to immediately report that information by calling 9-1-1 or the emergency line at (707) 428-7373, contacting a School Resource Officer or school administrator, or texting “TIP FAIRFIELDPD” followed by a detailed message to 888777.
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