New Mexico teen allegedly brings stolen handgun to school
DEMING, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico teen was detained after allegedly bringing an unloaded handgun to school.
The Deming Headlight reports Deming Public Schools released a statement Monday, stating a student had been detained at Deming High School. The weapon was recovered without incident.
Deming Police Chief Bobby Orosco says the 14-year-old boy was detained after students informed school personnel they had seen the boy in possession of a gun. Orosco says school staff questioned the boy and located a weapon in his backpack.
The Associated Press does not usually publish the name of juveniles who are crime suspects.
The handgun was described as a Springfield XD-S, a .45 Automatic Colt Pistol that was identified as a weapon allegedly stolen from a local pawn shop.
Orosco says the teen admitted to stealing the weapon.
Court records do not list an attorney for the boy who could comment on the allegations.
Information from: Headlight, http://www.demingheadlight.com