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Oakmont High students arrested after bringing a gun to school, police say

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.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel

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