Gun on campus leads to student arrest

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“Security entered the room and told the instructor that they needed to talk to a student and that the classroom was to be evacuated,” said college spokeswoman Sue Bozman. “They disarmed the student very calmly and the class resumed.” Bozman said security guards confiscated a .25-caliber Raven semiautomatic gun, with five rounds in the clip and one in the chamber. Willis was being held at the Santa Clarita station on $60,000 bail and is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday in Santa Clarita Superior Court. [email protected] (661)257-5252 VALENCIA – Quick-thinking security guards at College of the Canyons disarmed a student Friday who brought a loaded gun into a real estate classroom. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jason Willis, 18, of San Fernando and booked him on suspicion of possession of a loaded firearm on campus, or violation of the Gun-Free School Zone Act of 1995, a felony. Willis had been taken into custody by campus security and turned over to waiting deputies. A student in David Randall’s Real Estate 101 class saw Willis sitting near the rear of the T-building classroom fingering an object in his pocket. When he realized it was a handgun, he left the room and told a college staff member what he’d seen. Deputies responded to the college around 10 a.m. and were told that a student observed Willis in the classroom loading bullets into a small handgun, said sheriff’s Lt. Larry Gump. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more