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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 1:56 pm

Police arrested a man suspected of carrying a hunting rifle in his pickup truck at Lodi High School on Thursday morning.

John Baker, 18, a former Lodi High School student, arrived around 10:30 a.m. to pick up a student, said Sgt. Sierra Brucia of the Lodi Police Department.

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  • Kim Lee posted at 12:58 pm on Mon, Apr 22, 2013.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    "Lodi Police Officer Ryan Holz, a school resource officer at Lodi High, said Baker didn’t know he couldn’t have a hunting rifle in his truck on school grounds."

    You've got to be kidding me?

  • Kim Lee posted at 12:55 pm on Mon, Apr 22, 2013.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    "Lodi High Principal Bob Lofsted said the student is an avid hunter and forgot that the rifle was in his truck."

    Not good enough. If you have a firearm then you'd better be a whole lot more responsible than this, Mr. Baker. If you cannot be more responsible and "remember" where your gun is and when and where it is being set down at any given time then you absolutely should NOT have that gun. Ignorance and forgetfulness is not acceptable when it comes to guns, and guns on a school campus. Get it together, Mr. Baker, before you hurt someone because you forgot where you put your firearms. Unbelievable.

  • Kim Lee posted at 12:50 pm on Mon, Apr 22, 2013.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    "While the car was parked, a campus supervisor discovered the unloaded rifle inside the pickup", Brucia said.

    Good eye, campus supervisor!

  • robert maurer posted at 8:20 am on Sat, Apr 20, 2013.

    mason day Posts: 485

    I would bet that students that bring guns to school aren't thinking about how their arrest and conviction record looks on a job application form to a prospective employer or the background check the employer may perform.

  • roy bitz posted at 10:25 pm on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    roy bitz Posts: 503

    Seems the principal is a mind reader. Ridiculous!
    Even if this student sincerely forgot the gun was in his vehicle, mistakes such as this must have serious consequences. If I were king for the day this student would lose his hunting license and his right to posess a gun for at least a year. But that's just me.

  • Timothy Cox posted at 4:23 pm on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    T D C Posts: 1

    First question I would be asking is what student is he picking up at 10:30 school doesn't get out until 2:15. Sound to me like he was up to no good anyway.

  • Robert Jacobs posted at 11:13 am on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    Robert Jacobs Posts: 298

    School administrators, teachers, and the police have no common sense some times....

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 10:55 am on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    “A lot of these kids have hunting licenses, and unfortunately they’re more forgetful than most,” he said. “But there was no (malicious intent) here.”

    Really? A "principal" is making an excuse for this guy?

    I'm not sure who in this story is more negligent, the student or the principal.

  • Raymond Cook posted at 8:40 am on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    Lodi Resident Posts: 25

    Every STUDENT nows he cn't bring firearms to school. A zillion school shootings have been in ther news over the last several years. What studet doesn't know about Columbine alone? Oh well, he got his name in the paper so I guess he's happy.



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