Santa Rosa high school student arrested for bringing gun to school

2 mins read

Minutes before a student was fatally stabbed at Montgomery High School, police were called to another Santa Rosa high school due to reports of a student bringing a gun on campus. 

According to police, Maria Carrillo High School administrators called the Santa Rose Police Department at 10:47 a.m. Wednesday and reported that a student may have brought a gun on campus. 

Officers took the 16-year-old student into one of the school’s offices to question him. 

“After briefly speaking with the student, the student ran from the building and tried to avoid the officers. The student ran into the mobile home park located south of the campus, between Montecito Blvd and Parkhurst Drive. The pursuing officer briefly lost a visual of the student, but quickly caught up to and detained him,” SRPD wrote.

According to police, the student hid the gun when he evaded officers. The campus was searched and the gun wasn’t found until Thursday when police retraced the path the student ran. They found an unloaded handgun in a storm drain on Oakstone Court. 

“This handgun was similar to what MCHS students reported may have been on campus. The 16-year-old student was later booked into the Sonoma County Juvenile Justice Center for possessing a firearm on campus and obstructing/delaying a police officer,” SRPD wrote.

Police expressed gratitude toward MCHS students who reported the gun to school officials, and thanked school administrators who relayed the information to police as soon as they received it.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

Delivered weekly to your inbox📰

Stay connected with the heart of the Bay Area! Subscribe to the SF Times Friday Paper for your weekly dose of local news, events, business updates, and more from San Francisco and surrounding areas. Don't miss out on what's happening in your city.


We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

You have Successfully Subscribed!