Holcomb teen arrested for allegedly brandishing BB gun

1/15/2013

By The Telegram

By The Telegram

A Holcomb teen was arrested Friday after allegedly brandishing a pistol-style BB gun at another student in the parking lot of Holcomb High School.

Luis Enrique Santos, 17, was arrested on an allegation of aggravated assault and lodged in the Juvenile Detention Center in Garden City.

The incident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. Friday. The victim, whose identity is not being released at this time, was not injured.

When asked what led to the incident, Holcomb Police Chief Anthony R. Forsen said the matter is still under investigation. He declined to comment about what took place during the altercation.

USD 363 Superintendent Jean Rush said that per board policy, "No student will knowingly possess, handle or transport any object that can be reasonably considered a weapon at school, on school property, at school events."

"It also includes, 'possession of a facsimile of a weapon, may result in suspension or expulsion,' so that's the policy we use," Rush said.

Because Santos is a minor, Rush could not comment on possible disciplinary action enforced by USD 363, but she said that violation of the district's gun policy can result in either a 90-day suspension or expulsion, up to 180 days.

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