Man takes BB gun into Las Cruces high school, police say
August 16, 2017 05:17 PM
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- A 28-year-old man faces a felony count after Las Cruces police say he took a BB gun into a high school.
According to LCPD Public Information Officer Dan Trujillo, a man wearing a hoodie caught the attention of an Oñate High School security officer when he was "acting suspiciously" in a hallway. That man, identified as Joel Alfaro, walked into a restroom when the officer approached him.
A second security officer arrived and both went into the restroom to confront Alfaro, who is not a student or a school employee. Trujillo said security spotted a handgun in his shorts.
Security confiscated the gun and held Alfaro, waiting for police to arrive. Police apprehended Alfaro and learned he had a 4.5 millimeter BB gun.
There were no shots fired, but the school was locked down for a short time.
Police charged Alfaro with unlawfully carrying a deadly weapon on school premises, a fourth-degree felony. He was jailed at the Doña Ana County Detention Center initially without bond, Trujillo said.
Updated: August 16, 2017 05:17 PM
Created: August 16, 2017 03:34 PM
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