Teen accused of taking gun to school

An East Palo Alto teen has been arrested after allegedly bringing a gun to school, police said Wednesday.

At 8 a.m. Tuesday, administrators of Redwood High School alerted police that a 17-year-old boy may be in possession of a loaded handgun and was going to bring it on campus.

Redwood High is a continuation school where students go when they’ve been kicked out of other high schools.

Police said the school administration had scheduled a 9 a.m. meeting with the juvenile and his mother over attendance issues, but officers were requested to be present for security purposes.

Upon arrival, officers found the student with his mother in the office. He allegedly refused to allow officers to search him for weapons and even attempted to flee the office, leading to a struggle, police said.

During the altercation, the student eventually admitted he brought a Glock 27 handgun with a loaded magazine and was in his waistband. Another loaded magazine was also found in his possession. Officers received minor injuries during the struggle, police said.

Officers conducted a search at the student’s house in East Palo Alto where more ammunition was allegedly found.

Police said the student was booked into the San Mateo County Youth Services Center on suspected multiple felonies.