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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 5:24 pm

Police arrested a 13-year-old student at Walter J. Katnich Community Day School in south Lodi for possessing a gun on campus Tuesday morning, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office.

Probation officers arrived at the school around 9:40 a.m. to randomly check the student, who is on probation for armed robbery. When officers searched the student, they said they discovered a .22-caliber revolver in his waistband and four unexpended shells in one of his pants pockets, according to Deputy Les Garcia, spokesman for the San Joaquin County Sheriff.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the school at 13451 Extension Road, located near Lower Sacramento Road and transported the teen to Juvenile Hall on suspicion of possession a firearm in a school zone.

“It was an unfortunate incident,” said Ralph Womack, board president for the Lodi Unified School District. “Any time any weapons are on campus is a concern. Fortunately, there was no incident.”

Katnich is a school designed for students in seventh through 12th grade who have been expelled from another Lodi Unified campus, according to the district’s website.

News-Sentinel staff writer Ross Farrow contributed to this report.

Contact reporter Kristopher Anderson at krisa@lodinews.com.

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10 comments:

  • roy bitz posted at 10:47 pm on Mon, Apr 22, 2013.

    roy bitz Posts: 489

    "live rounds" --- certainly not love rounds.
    There must be very serious consequences for bringing guns to school--- and for a school principal that takes this lightly.

     
  • roy bitz posted at 10:33 pm on Mon, Apr 22, 2013.

    roy bitz Posts: 489

    Student has a Gun in waistband--- at school--- "love rounds" --- (unexpended) rounds in pocket.
    Last week police arrest a student At this same school for having an unlodaded rifle in his vehicle. No problem according to school principal---- this student was a hunter who simply forgot he had the rifle in his vehicle.
    LNS articles I have read on these two incidents fail to reflect any sense of urgency on the part of the school the police or parents of students attending this "school".
    This school needs some professional help--- right now.


    Where is the sense of urgency here?

     
  • Jackson Scott posted at 4:48 pm on Wed, Apr 17, 2013.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 382

    The ENTIRE reason the LUSD created the Katnich School is to keep these trouble makers in school to collect state money.

    Here is the harsh reality: few of these hooligans will graduate high school. They are usually so far behind in credits that by the time they finish their mandatory time at Katnich they don't have enough time to earn enough credits to graduate, even in Independence High (also on the old Henderson School site). More reality: Most of these will end up in minimum wage jobs, jail, or dead.

    And let's not miss this key point: this male student is in middle school! He is only 13! With an armed robbery conviction! FYI: Students at this program can not bring backpacks or purses on campus.

     
  • Robert Molle posted at 9:28 am on Wed, Apr 17, 2013.

    Robert Molle Posts: 42

    Mike I'm quite sure the parents just snuck here for a better life and through their translator i bet you they would tell you that they had no idea their angel was carrying a gun!

     
  • Larry Hamilton posted at 9:15 am on Wed, Apr 17, 2013.

    Larry Hamilton Posts: 50

    The kid was only helping the right wing nuts who think it a good idea to have guns in the school.

     
  • Raymond Cook posted at 8:36 am on Wed, Apr 17, 2013.

    Lodi Resident Posts: 25

    You can thank the crying liberals who want criminals and the mentally ill to walk freely among us and harm others. Then they use that as an excuse to keep trying to punish leagal law abiding gun owners. It's what liberals do best!

     
  • Raymond Cook posted at 8:35 am on Wed, Apr 17, 2013.

    Lodi Resident Posts: 25

    We can ALL see how wonderful California's and Obama's countless gun laws meant to punish legl law abiding gun owners is working.

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 6:37 am on Wed, Apr 17, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1271

    The difference between unexpeded and expended shells: unexpended shells have the bullets (the things that come out the end of the barrel) attached. And technically, they would be called "live cartridges" or "live rounds".

    How many expended "cases" were there in the gun?

     
  • mike tarnowski posted at 6:03 pm on Tue, Apr 16, 2013.

    staplehead Posts: 3

    Hoooooold on.This person is on probation for armed robbery and he is still allowed in school?Whos running the school,ex cons?Ridiculous!Where are the parents?Are they locked up somewhere also?

     

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