STOCKTON- Today the Stockton Police arrested a 16 year old Bear Creak student at home after searching his home and finding a gun in his backpack. The Lodi Unified School District that Bear Creek is part of in north Stockton released the following statement:
This is Hillary Harrell, principal of Bear Creek High School.
Today after school, it was reported to Bear Creek High administration and the School Resource Officer (SRO) that there was a student on campus with a firearm. The Stockton Police Department located the student at home and the student was taken into custody for weapon charges.
The safety of our students and staff is our most important priority. We tell our students, staff, parents, and community, ‘if you see something, or know something, to say something.’
We are proud of those who reported their concerns today. We are also grateful for Stockton Police Department’s immediate response and their vigilant efforts to keep our students safe.
Please remind your child that weapons, of any kind, are strictly prohibited on our campus and any student found in possession of a weapon may face consequences up to expulsion and arrest. We are sharing this information with you as part of our ongoing efforts to keep you informed about incidents that affect our school.
We also encourage all Bear Creek High parents to attend the school’s safety meeting that will take place tomorrow night at 6PM in the school library.
I can be reached at 209-953-8213 or at [email protected].
Thank you and have a great evening.