Police: Loaded gun found in student's backpack at North Highlands school

10:49 PM, Oct 22, 2013   |    comments
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NORTH HIGHLANDS - Police have arrested an 18-year-old student accused of bringing two guns to Pacific High School in North Highlands.

Jaisun Andrade was booked into Sacramento County Jail for felony counts of having a firearm on public school grounds, carrying a concealed unregistered gun with ammo and carrying a loaded firearm on one's person.

Twin Rivers police said a loaded .22-caliber revolver and a second, unloaded gun were found Tuesday in Andrade's backpack.

Officers were called to the school by a parent whose child had told them about the guns.

"I don't know what his intentions were. All I know is he brought a gun to school, showed it to some classmates. We responded, located and found the firearm," Twin Rivers District Police Chief Harvey Woo said.

"That's what you don't do, bring a a gun to school around a bunch of kids. That's really scary," a parent said.

The school was locked down at 11 a.m. while police investigated. Students were released from school at 1:30 p.m.

"I was frightened," student Yulonee Sylvester. "There was no telling what could happen."

Twin Rivers Unified School District said they are "troubled" by the arrest of one of their students, but they're grateful no one was hurt.

According to police, Andrade didn't say why he had the guns. He denied having a weapon in the first place.


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