Student arrested on suspicion of having gun at school

EL CAJON, Calif. — Deputies Friday arrested a Valhalla High School student on suspicion of having a gun on campus, sheriff’s officials said.

Around 2:15 p.m., a student told a school resource officer that he had seen another student with the weapon and a loaded magazine inside his classroom, sheriff’s Sgt. Matt Cook said.

After the officer broadcasted a description, the suspect student was seen walking away from the school. Deputies detained the student, who said he was not in possession of a handgun and claimed he didn’t have one.

Deputies searched the area for the handgun but didn’t find it. The student was taken to his home to be released to his mother when school staff located the weapon and a loaded magazine on campus. The magazine had one round in it and was inserted backwards into the handgun.

The student was arrested and booked into Juvenile Hall.

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