FONTANA (CBSLA.com) — Two high school sophomores were arrested in Fontana Friday after authorities found a gun inside a locker.
The two students attended Henry J. Kaiser High School, according to the Fontana Unified School District.
Officials heard reports of a student possibly bringing a gun onto school grounds.
After searching two lockers, a weapon was found and two students were taken to juvenile hall.
KCAL9’s Erica Nochlin spoke to concerned parents and the district.
Officials would not say if the gun was loaded. They would only say that no one was hurt.
Parents told Nochlin — loaded or unloaded — the idea there was a gun on campus is frightening.
“That’s really scary,” said parent Tamra Allen. She, like many parents, were attending a junior high football game Saturday evening — but the gun was on everyone’s mind.
“I did not know that was going on,” said Allen, “or that would even happen around here.”
The school did not go on lock-down. The district also told Nochlin it alerted parents about the gun via a phone alert on Saturday.
John Rodriguez got the alert and was immediately concerned about his three daughters.
“Wow, what’s going on?” he said, “I’m glad nothing happened at the school and they took appropriate action right away.”
The superintendent’s chief of staff told Nochlin the incident was “disturbing.” He also said the students face expulsion.
The chief of staff also released a statement that said, “Fontana Unified School District and school administrators wish to thank everyone for their concern and continued diligence. The safety of all our students and staff is our number one priority.”
He did not say where the students got the gun or why they may have had it.
Parents are hoping the two sophomores will have learned by their mistake.
“Any weapon you bring to school is not okay,” Allen said, “guns aren’t a game.”