Pellet gun carrying Central Coast teen facing expulsion
August 28, 2012
On Monday morning, a caller informed police that the 13-year-old boy had pulled what appeared to be a handgun from his backpack before saying that he needed it for protection.
Police responded by placing the school on lock down and contacting the teen who cooperated with officers and gave them his backpack.
Police arrested the teen for possession of a weapon on school grounds and booked him into the Lompoc City Jail before releasing him to his parents.
Following the arrest, school officials suspended the teen and are contemplating expelling him for disrupting school operations and bringing a dangerous weapon to school.