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Middle school teacher arrested on campus, had gun in class

An eighth-grade teacher was arrested at Chaboya Middle School Wednesday for allegedly keeping a gun in his classroom and committing a strong arm robbery in February, San Jose police reported.

Officers responded to a person calling for help at 88 S. Fourth St. on Feb. 21 at 2:02 p.m. and allegedly found that road rage had escalated to a strong arm robbery.

The suspect, Charles So, 35, allegedly battered a man and forcibly took his cell phone. A police investigation led to So’s arrest at the school Wednesday.

Police said So is employed as a full-time teacher and had a loaded handgun in a satchel inside his classroom at the time of his arrest.

So will be booked into the county jail on suspicion of felony strong arm robbery and possession of a gun at a school.

Anyone with information about So is asked to call Sgt. Ray Vaughn at (408) 277-4166.

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