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19-Year-Old Arraigned for Bringing Weapons to Weslaco School

3 months 1 week 3 days ago Tuesday, May 14 2019 May 14, 2019 May 14, 2019 12:11 PM May 14, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO – A student is charged after being caught with weapons on school grounds in Weslaco.

Weslaco police took 19-year-old Samuel Solanzo into custody Monday after it was discovered he had brought two firearms onto Weslaco East High School.

Solanzo is facing charges for “places where weapons are prohibited,” a third degree felony.

According to a criminal complaint, authorities discovered a shotgun and an AR-15 inside Solanzo's vehicle that was located on the student parking lot.

The weapons were not loaded upon their discovery.

Police say the 19-year-old stated he did not know it was illegal to have weapons on school grounds.

No injuries were reported.

Weslaco Independent School District put out a statement:

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