BCSO: 2 students arrested for bringing guns to Atrisco Heritage Academy HS

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two teens have reportedly admitted to having firearms stored in their vehicles parked on school premises at Atrisco Heritage Academy High School.

BCSO was called to the school on Friday, Sept. 8, at around 2 p.m. after an APS police officer reported there was an altercation on campus.

Two teens who were not directly involved in the altercation caught the attention of the APS officer, who felt compelled to investigate due to her rapport and past experience with the two students. She believed they might have firearms on campus.

The teens were questioned in the presence of their guardians, and admitted to having firearms stored in their vehicles, according to BCSO.

BCSO then executed search warrants for both vehicles. One teen had a handgun under the driver’s seat with one magazine and three rounds of ammunition. The other teen had an AR-15 hidden under a black jacket with multiple rounds.

According to BCSO, both the handgun and the rifle had no rounds in the chamber.

The teens were taken into custody and charged with the unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon on school premises. Both students are 16 years old.