Weapon found at Santa Clara High School, 2 students arrested – CBS San Francisco
SANTA CLARA (BCN) – A handgun was found by police at New Valley High School in Santa Clara, leading to the arrest of two students on Thursday.
At around 10 a.m., two students were involved in a scuffle which was separated by staff. This was when staff noticed one of the students handing an object, believed to be a gun, to a passerby, according to an email sent to parents at 2 p.m. from the Unified School District. of Santa Clara.
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The two students who fought and the passer-by, also a student, were taken to the school office as the police arrived on campus.
The district said police arrived within three minutes, searched the students and located a handgun.
Two students were subsequently arrested because it is against the law to bring a gun to campus.
“The situation was handled quickly and safely,” the district wrote in an email, “and the school resumed normal operations at 10:30 am”
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The students were in class at the time of the brawl and stayed there while the police searched and arrested the students, the district wrote.
The district used the case to remind parents of not only the consequences of bringing a gun, which can lead to arrest or deportation; but also the mental health resources available to students and their families.
“News like this can cause heightened anxiety, especially in the wake of the recent mass shooting in Michigan,” the district wrote to parents. âWhile we have security measures in place and a strong partnership with our local law enforcement and school staff, we cannot underestimate the toll we all play in keeping our school safe. “
They asked students who may have been affected by the case to use CareSolace – an online resource with a live multilingual care concierge to help connect people with counseling services.
Students and parents can also contact their school site for a wellness checkup with district clinical staff.
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