2 Santa Rosa teens arrested early Friday after tip about planned shooting at Montgomery High School

SANTA ROSA — Police in Santa Rosa on Friday verified the early morning arrests of two adolescents with an altered firearm following getting a tip about a likely planned shooting on the Montgomery Substantial campus.

According to the release issued by the Santa Rosa Police Division, early Friday early morning at somewhere around 12:30 a.m., department’s communications middle been given a 9-1-1 phone from an agent with Quit!t Answers reporting a person sent an anonymous suggestion by the smartphone application with regards to a possible shooting at Montgomery Large School. 

The idea reported that at minimum two learners were setting up to deliver a firearm to the college Friday early morning with the intention of harming an unknown scholar who was potentially from a distinct college. The idea also said that the concerned pupils have been affiliated with a criminal street gang. 

The tipster delivered enough facts as a result of the app that an astute Santa Rosa police officer instantly identified a person of the involved college students centered on a prior conversation throughout which the scholar in concern was arrested for possession of a concealed, loaded handgun in a town park on July 4 of this calendar year. 

Simply because of the prior arrest, the student was on probation and is expected to post to warrantless search and seizure. Montgomery Higher University officers started operating with police to confirm pupil information and the site of their residence. 

At somewhere around 2:55 a.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of Fourth Street in Santa Rosa to make contact with the pupil in issue and perform a probation research. The two that scholar and a second Montgomery High University University student have been positioned at the residence. All through the research, officers observed a loaded .38 Special revolver with an altered serial variety in addition to various content of garments and components normally affiliated with gang affiliation. 

Centered on the officers’ investigation, it was established both of those juveniles have been gang participants in possession of the firearm for the purpose of marketing or benefitting the criminal street gang. The pupils — both 15-calendar year-old Santa Rosa people — were arrested and booked into juvenile. The university student who was now on probation for possessing a loaded and hid firearm past July is facing 7 felony rates including felony violation of juvenile probation, felony altering of a firearm serial range, felony possession of a firearm by a insignificant, felony possession of ammunition by a small, felony possession of an unregistered firearm, felony participation in a prison avenue gang and felony promotion or gain for a felony street gang. The 2nd teenager is dealing with very same felony costs other than felony violation of juvenile probation. 

University officers and police continued doing the job into the early morning several hours until finally equally the school and law enforcement ended up confident the risk experienced been mitigated. The release stated that it was “not believed there was at any time a risk of an active shooter on campus” and authorities did not believe there are any outstanding suspects relevant to the incident. 

Santa Rosa law enforcement thanked Santa Rosa Metropolis Faculties and Montgomery Substantial School officers for their swift reaction and cooperation and thanked the man or woman who submitted the anonymous idea by means of the Halt!t app. 

“If it have been not for that details, these pupils could have place a lot of learners and school customers at possibility by bringing a firearm on to a faculty campus,” the release mentioned. 

Montgomery Higher has faced a variety of horrifying and violent incidents in the previous yr. It is the exact same faculty that was shaken by tragedy previously this yr when a 16-yr-previous pupil was fatally stabbed on campus for the duration of a struggle.

Relatives associates told KPIX the teen who died was 16-12 months-old Jayden Pienta. The college has been dealing with concerns of violence in between pupils and weapons getting brought onto campus since the fatal stabbing in March.

In Might, the university was placed on lockdown and lessons cancelled the adhering to day immediately after a pupil was reportedly witnessed on campus with a handgun.

Police claimed mother and father and students can make contact with the division, faculty directors, or a trustworthy grownup on campus with any facts about a likely crime or campus basic safety issue. For emergencies, be sure to dial 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, you should connect with 707-528-5222. Furthermore, the Stop!t app for smartphones permits for quickly and anonymous reporting of incidents by students to their faculty directors.