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

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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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