Carlsbad teen arrested at school, found with gun in backpack
August 28, 2018 12:29 PM
CARLSBAD, N.M. - A Carlsbad High School student is behind bars today after police say he brought a loaded handgun to school to show off to his friends.
Police say the 15-year-old had taken a subcompact semi-automatic .380 from a family member's home and put it in his backpack.
Law enforcement received a tip and went to the school to arrest the teen.
He was arrested without incident and is now in the juvenile youth correctional facility charged with the unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon on school premises.
Carlsbad Police are encouraging all gun owners to safely secure firearms in a safe or by using a gun lock. Free gun locks are available at the department.
Updated: August 28, 2018 12:29 PM
Created: August 28, 2018 12:26 PM
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