SAN DIEGO–Seven juveniles, all students at Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Scripps Ranch, have been arrested following an incident at the school Thursday in which one student brought two pistols and ammunition to the school.
Two of the seven were placed in Juvenile Hall and have since been released; the others were released to the custody of a parent or guardian. Each may face criminal charges in the matter; their cases have been referred to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office for review.
Under San Diego Unified’s Zero Tolerance Policy, six of the students have been suspended with a recommendation for expulsion, while the seventh has been suspended for five days as a result of the March 18 incident.
No students were injured during the time the guns were on campus, which is located at 9700 Avenue of Nations. A fellow student reported the suspects to school administrators.
Officers from San Diego Unified Police Services continue to investigate the incident. No additional information is being released because of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and various other laws covering juveniles.