A 14-year-old student was arrested after he brought a gun to his Richmond high school on Friday, police said Monday.
On Thursday, a school resource officer at De Anza High School received information that a student there may have been in possession of a loaded gun. When the officer learned the information, school had already let out, however, the officer notified school staff.
The next day, Friday, school staff detained the student and confirmed that he was in possession of a loaded gun, which was hidden in his backpack, according to police.
The student was arrested and the gun, a .375 magnum revolver, was recovered.
Police credited the quick response to the school resource officers’ relationship with students and staff at the six schools where the officers have been assigned.
Police recommend that residents report suspicious persons, vehicles, or anyone who may be in possession of a firearm illegally by calling 911 or (510) 233-1214.