Santa Rosa student arrested for bringing imitation firearm to school

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A Montgomery High School student in Santa Rosa was arrested on Tuesday for bringing an imitation firearm to school. 

The student is 14 years old. 

At 9:55 a.m. school officials called Santa Rosa Police Department, reporting that a student might have brought a firearm on campus. 

“A student posted a video on social media showing what appeared to be a firearm inside of an open backpack belonging to another student. Staff was able to quickly identify the student who posted the video, and the student who was the subject of the recording,” SRPD wrote.

Both students were immediately removed from their classes.

It was discovered that the imitation firearm was hidden in the student’s locker. 

“Based on the investigation, it is not believed this incident is gang-related, nor was the item brandished by the student,” police wrote.

The 14-year-old boy was arrested for possession of an imitation firearm at a public school. He was released into the custody of a parent.

“Parents and students are reminded to contact the police department, school administrators, or a trusted adult on campus if they have information about a potential crime or campus safety concern,” SRPD wrote. For emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 707-528-5222.

The Santa Rosa Police Department responded to 945 emergency calls from schools around the city in 2022, according to the police union. 


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.

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