SACRAMENTO, CA - Two students at two Natomas schools were arrested Tuesday after loaded handguns were found on campus.
In the incident at Discovery High School, school district spokeswoman Dolly McClellan said a handgun was found in the backpack of student who had been called to the school office. McClellan said a staff member trained in school safety saw the student try to leave the backpack behind and searched it, finding the weapon. A Sacramento police officer responded and arrested the student, McClellan said.
Also Tuesday morning, a staff member at Natomas Middle School saw a loaded handgun in a trash can at the school. Police were dispatched and removed the gun.
McClellan said an investigation led to the identification of a student in connection to the gun and the student was arrested.
McClellan says for the last two months, the Natomas Unified School District has been paying off-duty Sacramento police officers to be available to respond to campus situations. She said last week, the district school board approved a contract with the Sacramento Police Department to restore school resource officers to the district.