Three males were arrested this afternoon on suspicion of carrying guns onto the campus of Mt. Diablo High School, a Concord police sergeant said. The suspects, two 16-year-old boys and a 19-year-old man, all of Pittsburg, were not students of the school, said Sgt. Matt Morrissey. He said the incident began at about 3:30 p.m. when a school resource officer was notified of a group of people who were in possession of a gun on Grant Street in front of the school. When the officer approached them, one of the suspects allegedly threw a loaded handgun into a bush and the three suspects then ran into the campus, Morrissey said. Officers pursued the suspects and arrested one near the school. That suspect was found to be in possession of another loaded handgun,
Morrissey said. With the assistance of a helicopter and two K-9 units, police located the other two suspects, according to Morrissey. Additionally, officers found a third handgun that the suspects allegedly threw into a campus trash can as they ran from officers, Morrissey said. “It’s very concerning to us that those guns were so close to a school,” Morrissey said. The two juveniles were booked into juvenile hall and the adult suspect was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.
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