A Fairfield police school resource officer arrested a 16-year-old boy Wednesday for alleged possession of a loaded, stolen handgun at school. The officer received detailed information that a student at the Sem Yeto satellite campus located at Armijo High School at 824 Washington St. had the gun on campus, police said.
The Fairfield Police Department’s Youth Services Bureau and the school administration obtained information about the student and officers quickly detained the teen, who was in possession of the gun and marijuana, police said. The gun had been reported stolen from a burglary in Fairfield. The teen was booked in Solano County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of possession of a loaded, stolen and concealed handgun and marijuana on campus, police said.
Fairfield police Sgt. Matt Bloesch said no threat was made to the school. Armijo High School principal Sheila Smith said the school greatly appreciates its close partnership with Fairfield police and their assistance in quickly investigating the case.
“We are grateful that someone had the courage to step up and report what they knew to the police,” Smith said in a statement. The Fairfield Police Department provides up to $200 for specific information leading to the arrest of someone possessing a firearm on or near any school in the city.
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