Student brought a loaded gun to Sanger High School, police say.
FRESNO: It was a quick response from two Sanger High School students Tuesday afternoon.
When they located another student with a weapon, they reported it to administrators.
“Sanger High is a campus that deals with problems relatively quickly,” says Sanger High School District Superintendent Eduardo Martinez.
The Sanger police officer assigned to the campus found the student and took him into custody; the officer found a loaded ghost gun on the student’s belt.
A ghost gun is essentially an improvised weapon.
People order different parts and assemble the weapon. It does not have a serial number and cannot be identified by the police.
Sanger police searched the student’s home and found other gun parts and tools, leading detectives to believe he may have been assembling firearms at the home.
On Tuesday night, the district advises parents to talk to their children about what happened as a lesson to stay alert and report unsafe situations.
“To our parents, we appreciate the continued support in letting your children know when they become aware of an unsafe situation, then we need to notify campus administrators, teachers, security officers,” Martinez said. “We are all here to provide a safe environment for all students and staff at all times.”
This student has been arrested and is being held at the Fresno County Juvenile Justice Center, facing multiple felony charges.
Police say they are still investigating why he brought the gun to campus.