ALBUQUERQUE – Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was arrested after being found with two loaded guns on the campus of the Albuquerque high school he attends.
The sophomore at Atrisco Heritage Academy was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon on school premises and unlawful carrying of a handgun by a person under age 19, officials said.
The Associated Press is not publishing the boy’s name because the AP generally does not identify juvenile crime defendants for privacy reasons.
The boy was arrested after authorities received an anonymous tip about Snapchat videos showing guns and drugs and of a gun being fired out of a car window.
The boy was taken to a Bernalillo County juvenile detention center but then released pending trial under conditions that included undergoing drug testing and abiding by a 6 p.m. curfew.
Officials said there was no evidence the boy planned to use the guns at school, and the boy’s attorney, Jason Rael, said there was no evidence wanted or planned to harm anyone.
Albuquerque Public Schools officials said the boy faces discipline proceedings. Those lead to suspension or explusion.