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Redlands police cite a teen for having a gun on a high school campus

By in Press Enterprise on August 30, 2017

By Gail Wesson

A 14-year-old Citrus Valley High School student was cited for having a gun on campus and brandishing a firearm Monday, Aug. 28, according to a statement from a Redlands Police Department spokesman.

People who have a Redlands Unified School District app on their cell phones learned of the incident a day later when a text was distributed about 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The text said, “it was reported that a student may have had a weapon on campus.”

In a written statement made later Tuesday evening, Carl Baker, city police spokesman, wrote that campus safety personnel contacted police at about 3 p.m. Monday “to report that a student reported seeing another student with a gun in his backpack.”

The student was contacted at his home and the gun belonging to the juvenile’s father was located in the home.

“The gun was collected and the student was cited and released to his father,” Baker wrote.

It will be up to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office whether any charges are filed against the suspect, Baker said.

The alert sent out on the app did not indicate if a weapon was found. It stated the report came in at 2:40 p.m. Monday.

“The Redlands Police Department conducted a thorough investigation and was able to identify the student,” the notice said.

A high school administration investigation is “ongoing,” the notice said.

According to the posted bell schedule for Citrus Valley, the last class period ends at 2:30 p.m. on Mondays.

The high school is located at 800 W. Pioneer Ave. in Redlands.

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