A 16-year-old is in juvenile hall after allegedly bringing a loaded gun to school in central Fresno on Thursday, said Sgt. Glen Schafer.
Staff at Ambassador Phillip V. Sanchez Charter School called police after hearing the student possibly had a gun. When officers arrived just before noon, they found a loaded 9-millimeter semi-automatic handgun in the student’s backpack, said Schafer.
The gun was found to be stolen, and the student was booked into Fresno County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of possessing a stolen handgun on a school campus. The student was cooperative, Schafer said.
The student claimed no gang involvement and police don’t believe the weapon was brandished while on campus.
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The charter school is an independent study program that offers career technical education and online classes.