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Published on April 10, 2024
Windsor High Student Detained After Loaded Gun Found, Facing Multiple ChargesSource: Town of Windsor Police Department

A Windsor High School student was apprehended and thrown into Juvenile Hall after school personnel reported the youth threatened them and was found with a loaded gun and additional weaponry on campus, authorities said. In an account provided by the Town of Windsor Police Department, the incident unfolded at approximately 9:30 am yesterday. At this point, a School Resource Officer was alerted to the student's behavior.

The 17-year-old student, after verbal threats were levied at a school staff member, was detained. During his arrest, the enforcing deputy discovered a loaded firearm featuring ten 9mm cartridges stuffed in the student’s backpack. An empty high-capacity magazine and a knife were also found among the contents. The charges against the juvenile, after his arrest, include threats of violence toward a school official, illegal possession of a handgun by a minor, loaded firearm on school grounds, carrying a loaded gun as a non-registered owner, and possession of a knife and high-capacity magazine on school grounds.

This serious breach of safety protocols prompted a close collaboration between the Town of Windsor Police Department and Windsor High School authorities, alongside the Windsor Unified School District. To secure the integrity of the ongoing investigation, police officials exercised discretion in withholding immediate public disclosure of the incident details.

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office Property Crimes Unit took over the case following the on-campus arrest. Detectives executed a search warrant at the youngster's home, expanding the scope of their probe into what has rapidly evolved into an unsettling example of school violence. While the investigation is still active, the police have not revealed if any additional evidence was collected from the residence, the department reported.