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Lathrop High student takes gun to school
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This is the badge for the new Lathrop Police Department debuting on July 1.

A Lathrop High School student was arrested on Friday after school authorities were alerted that a student brought a weapon onto campus and called the authorities.

Upon being notified the Lathrop Police Department’s school resource officer promptly began an investigation.

The student was taken out of class to a safe location where their belongings were searched, and a gun was discovered.

The student was taken into custody and transported to San Joaquin County Juvenile Hall.

No staff or students were harmed during the incident.

“The school district and the City of Lathrop Police Department work together in full cooperation to ensure the safety of everyone on all of our campuses,” the Lathrop Police said in a statement about the incident. “If you suspect that a student may be a threat to themselves or another person, please contact the City of Lathrop Police immediately.”

The name of the student, who is a minor, was not released by authorities, and additional information was not disclosed in the release made to the public Friday evening.

Last November, Lathrop High School faced a scare when threatening graffiti in a bathroom stall was discovered by a student. Authorities investigated the incident and determined that the threat was non-credible, and school continued as normal while officers from the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office – which at the time was providing contracted law enforcement services for the City of Lathrop – were on campus assessing the threat.

To contact Bulletin reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.