CHPD Arrest High School Student for Weapons Violation

Citrus Heights, CA (MPG)  |  Source: Citrus Heights Police Department
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On March 15, 2017, Citrus Heights Police arrested a 16-year old student who was in possession of a loaded handgun on campus. An anonymous tip led school resource officers to contact the student, and a search of his backpack yielded the handgun and suspected marijuana.

The Citrus Heights Police Department received information that a male San Juan High School student may be in possession of a weapon on campus. School resource officers arrived at the school and contacted the student, a 16-year old Citrus Heights resident. A search of his backpack revealed a loaded handgun and suspected marijuana packaged for sale. The student was arrested and booked at the Sacramento County Juvenile Hall on charges of Possession of a Concealed Firearm, Possession of Concealed Firearm on School Grounds, and Possession of Marijuana for Sale.

The investigation is ongoing, and the suspect’s name and picture will not be released because he is juvenile.

This event appears to be an isolated incident and based on our investigation we do not believe there is any further risk to the public.

The Citrus Heights Police want to remind all students and parents that all weapons are prohibited on school campuses and encourage people with information on suspicious activity to contact local law enforcement immediately.