Police: two Roseville High students caught with handguns
Police are investigating two Roseville High School students discovered carrying handguns Friday.
School staff about 2:40 p.m. Friday detained a 17-year-old male student who was carrying a handgun in his backpack, police said.
While investigating the incident, police discovered a second male student, a juvenile, also had a handgun. Police would not reveal the age of that student.
Police had not determined a motive for the students bringing the guns to school, said Deputy Chief Don Glandon.
“There was no imminent threat to students or staff at the school,” he said. “There is no indication that they came in with the intent of harming anyone or anything like that.”
The students were still detained by Roseville Police as of Friday evening, Glandon said.
“Detectives are still talking to everybody,” he said. “We’re four hours into this. We want to sort out what was going on.”
The 17-year-old student in considered an adult as far as police contact, Glandon said. In the case of the juvenile, parents would be notified.
Roseville Community Schools Superintendent John Kment and Pete Hedemark, the high school’s principal, did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday night.
A school board member said she and her colleagues were told not to discuss the incident.
Staff writer Mark Hicks contributed.