Student arrested for brandishing fake gun at school

LANCASTER – Antelope Valley High School was locked down for about one hour Friday morning as authorities investigated a report of a student brandishing a gun in class. The gun turned out to be fake, and the 10th grade student was arrested. The following is the press report from the Lancaster Station:

At 10:05 this morning a staff member at Antelope Valley High School, 44900 Division Street, Lancaster, advised authorities that there was a 10th grade student on campus who brandished what appeared to be a firearm during class.

An investigation was conducted by the Lancaster Sheriff Station school deputy, which led to the student being located and detained at his residence. The student admitted to having a replica firearm which he discarded in a trash can on the school campus.

The school was locked down for the safety of the students and community for approximately one hour during the investigation.

Deputy personnel recovered the replica firearm and cited the student who was charged with Drawing or Exhibiting an Imitation Firearm in a Threatening Manner.

  17 comments for “Student arrested for brandishing fake gun at school

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    May 2, 2012 at 10:16 am

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  2. ryenisha jackson
    April 30, 2012 at 4:32 am

    its ok to bring a fake gun to school let me show you what my mama does to her girlfriend when they fight haahahahahah.

  3. ryenisha jackson
    April 30, 2012 at 4:23 am

    we live where compton got over crowed and are now in compton north AKA LANCASTER!!! where the welfare money is high and the parenting is low hahahahah

    • Stinger
      May 2, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      Interesting statement. Oh, I know that it was meant with malice, but still, the welfare money issue has some merit. The interesting part to me is WHY is the welfare money high… Could it be because our elected officials have dwindled our higher-paying jobs down to lower-level retail jobs (like Walmart-type jobs) instead of concentrating on pulling our economy up by its bootstraps of entrepreneurship with a larger market in mind?


  4. Yo Mama
    April 29, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Another student of the “Drive-By Media”. You should be proud. I’m certain Yo Mama is…

    • ryenisha jackson
      April 30, 2012 at 4:33 am

      no his mama is on the NEWLY BLVD trying out her ebt card

  5. Lancastarian
    April 28, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    What is the big deal? This is Lancaster aka California’s sewer. Get used to it. This we live in the badlands.

  6. ed
    April 27, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Has everyone forgotten what it was like in the 10th grade? This kid should be given a good scolding by his parents and I’m sure he won’t forget the incident soon. He must have dumped the toy as soon as he figured he was in trouble.

  7. S. Parker
    April 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    This young boy can be saved. I wouldn’t come down on him so hard yet.

    Hopefully this little stunt taught him a valuable lesson and he is too scared to even go near a real gun when he comes of age.

    • Palmdale_Steve
      April 27, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      I’m not sure, but I don’t think the school district will let him back in regular school now. Bringing a gun, or a fake gun to school indicates a very troubled child. For the safety and the education of the other 99.99 percent of students at the school, this sort of disruption cannot be tolerated.

      Weapons or drugs in a school, zero tolerance is the only way to fly.

      • Stinger
        April 28, 2012 at 12:54 pm

        “Zero Tolerance” sounds great and makes great bumper stickers. As a policy, though, it is not quite as effective as its proponents want you to believe and it removes the reasoning ability of the school administration to determine a measured response to lesser infractions.

        “Zero Tolerance” begets such stupidities as a high school honors student being expelled for bringing a tylenol to school for her menstrual cramps because she “brought drugs to school.”

        “Zero Tolerance” begets such stupidities as a grade school kid being expelled from school for bringing a butter knife to school to cut his lunch because he “brought a weapon to school.”

        “Zero Tolerance” is a black and white policy that is to be applied to a shades of gray world… It just ain’t always applicable.

        • North County
          April 28, 2012 at 8:38 pm

          Agreed – Zero Tolerance sounds good on paper, but it should be exercised on a case by case basis … In this case we are not talking about a tween with Tylenol however, it’s regarding a 15 year old who brought a ‘fake’ gun to school. He knew better, and this surely wasn’t a ‘gray’ area;

          We can’t just focus on kids bringing “real” guns to school; More often than not, a fake gun causes just as much, if not more damage than a real gun. Kid is lucky he didn’t get himself shot in the process. With all of the school shootings and hysteria this could of ended on a far more tragic note. Luckily it didn’t, and hopefully he learned a valuable lesson that he should of already known.

          • S. Parker
            April 28, 2012 at 9:37 pm

            A culture that glorifies violence, with gangster music videos and shoot ’em movies is to blame as well. This kid is emulating something that he’s seen on TV and thinking himself cool for carrying a weapon, even a fake one.

            Teach him. Don’t come down so hard on him. You lock him in juvie and then starts to learn from the real delinquents. Pretty soon, he’s unreachable.

          • Stinger
            April 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm

            15 year olds make a lot of mistakes. Most are minor, some are significant. I agree with you, NC, that this is one of the significant mistakes that a 15 year old (or anybody else, for that matter) could have made and he is damned lucky he didn’t pay the ultimate price for it (i.e.: shot).

            On the other hand, those that are charged with adjudicating this incident should look at the whole of the kid – the context of the incident, the history of the kid, the likelihood that he learned from this (or not) – before they pass judgment as to what should be done about it.

            It would be a shame to push an otherwise good kid (presuming that he is one) into our broken juvenile justice system, thereby ensuring future failure and crime, if he can be salvaged from this stupidity.

      • Gladdis
        May 2, 2012 at 1:30 pm

        I agree with Stinger. Zero tolerance can not be applied to every situation.
        How can there be zero tolerance for guns and drugs, but not to bullying? I know once a parent has pushed the issue to the school administration or the media, something gets done.
        When was the last time a kid got bullied at school and there was a lock down until the school deputy found out who did it? Not as serious you say? There are kids dying from the acts of bullies as well as drugs and guns.
        It turned out this gun was fake. Was this kid being bullied and brought it for what he thought was protection? Poor judgement on his part, but you don’t know what was in his head or heart.
        Kids have lost their compass. They have no compassion, no tolerance and feel no guilt or remorse. They act before they think, and end up crying when they screw up.

    • ryenisha jackson
      April 30, 2012 at 4:25 am

      yeah it taught this kid not to go to school when his welfare mom is comming down lol

  8. Palmdale_Steve
    April 27, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Stupid child. I hope the parents are ready for some serious time spent in counseling about how to prevent children from being idiots.

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