San Diego Unified officials: Student at North Park school brought loaded gun to campus

Posted at 10:56 AM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 15:43:19-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A student brought a loaded gun to a North Park school Monday morning, but the weapon was confiscated and no one was injured, school district officials said.

San Diego Unified School District officials said the loaded firearm was discovered in a student’s possession at ALBA School shortly before 9:30 a.m. 10News learned the 17-year-old male student had the gun in his pants.

The revolver was found during what was described as an administrative search over an unrelated issue. The weapon was safely confiscated, and no lockdown was initiated as a result of the discovery.

District police officials confirmed that the student was actually late for school and did not attend any classes prior to the search. Officials said the student was being cooperative and did not appear to make any threats.

It remains unclear why the student brought the gun to school.

There is no immediate word on the potential punishment the student faces, but police officials said that he could face -- at minimum -- a charge of felony possession of a firearm on school grounds.

Other charges could be levied pending the outcome of an investigation.

ALBA School, located at 4041 Oregon Street, is an alternative school that helps students “become stabilized in terms of both education and behavior in order for them to successfully transition to their traditional comprehensive school.”

ALBA stands for Alternative Learning for Behavior and Attitude.