Two Oakmont High School students were arrested Tuesday after allegedly bringing a handgun onto the Roseville campus.
Just before 11:30 a.m., school officials notified their Roseville police youth service officer that they were informed that a student had brought a handgun onto campus, according to a Police Department news release. School officials placed the campus on lockdown, and the youth service officer detained a student.
Additional officers were sent to the school to secure the campus and search for the gun, which was located about 1:05 p.m. in a backpack in the gym, the news release said.
Investigators learned that a student, a juvenile, had taken a handgun from a relative’s house without permission, and brought it to school for a prearranged to sale an 18-year-old student. There is no indication that the students intended to harm anyone on campus, the news release said.
Officers arrested the 18-year-old boy and a male juvenile on suspicion of taking a loaded handgun onto a school campus, conspiracy and other related offenses.
Police said the 18-year-old’s name will be released after he is booked into the South Placer jail.
The school remained on lockdown until about 1:15 p.m. while officers inspected the rest of campus.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office, the Folsom Police Department and the California Highway Patrol’s air unit assisted Roseville police in searching the campus.