Monday , March 4 2024

Student Brings Gun to Class, Posts Photo on Facebook

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A student at Sunnyside High School in Fresno is under arrest. Police say he brought a gun to school and posted a picture of it on Facebook.<br /><br />Police say he took a picture in a classroom of the gun tucked in his pants. <br /><br />The student is 16 years old. He is a sophomore at Sunnyside. He was arrested at his home Monday on weapons charges and for selling marijuana.<br /><br />Students and parents are shocked that a student brought a weapon on campus and that he would post that to Facebook.<br /><br />This is the picture that caught the attention of Fresno Police. A post to Facebook by a sophomore at Sunnyside High School with the caption: $trapped up in class.<br /><br />Police say they found other photos of that student holding a gun on campus. <br /><br />&quot;I get worried right away. You don’t know what the kid is bringing the gun for. Is he bringing it just to show off, or is he bringing it to do actual harm to other students?&quot; said Stephanie Hernandez, the mother of two high school students.<br /><br />Hernandez’s sons don’t go to Sunnyside. But she worries about the dangers her sons could face at school.<br /><br />&quot;I’ve always told them if something like that ever happens, if you see someone with a gun, go straight to a teacher,&quot; Hernandez said.<br /><br />The Sunnyside student was arrested at his home near Tulare and Chestnut. When police searched the home they found more weapons and drugs, marijuana for sale. <br />The student told officers the gun in the photo was actually a knife, made to look like a gun.<br /><br />Still, it’s unnerving for students already worried about safety at school.<br /><br />&quot;It’s just showing how bad everything is getting nowadays. Everything’s revolving in drugs, shootings, social media. Just everything’s going down right now,&quot; said Miles Hernandez, a high school freshman.<br /><br />&quot;It’s still no reason to put other people in harms way or put people in an uncomfortable position, to feel that they could be harmed,&quot; said Nick Hernandez, who is a senior in high school.<br /><br />School at Sunnyside is out for the winter break. Fresno Unified School District issued a statement in response to the arrest saying: &quot;The safety and security of our students is our highest priority. We are grateful for the swift action of the M.A.G.E.C. team for their efforts to investigate, locate and arrest the suspect.&quot;<br /><br />Gang officers in Fresno say they’ve seized 124 guns from suspects so far this year. And twenty of those guns were recovered through posts on social media like Facebook and Twitter.<br /></div>

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