A 16-year-old Temecula Valley High School student Friday was taken into custody after officers found an unloaded .22 caliber handgun in the student’s waistband and ammunition in one of his pockets, it was reported.
The student said he brought the gun to the school to show to his friends.
According to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department report, a campus supervisor contacted the Temecula Valley High School’s resource officer at about 11:50 a.m. to report that the student was on campus and possibly in possession of a firearm and showing it off to other students.
A search of the student’s Wildomar residence found that the weapon was registered to his stepfather and was taken by the student from his house without permission, officials said.
Riverside County Child Protective Services was notified and the student was later booked into Southwest Juvenile Hall for possession of a firearm on school grounds.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is ask to contact the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Southwest Station at 951-696-3000.