An 18-year-old student suspected of bringing a ghost gun to a Vista high school was arrested Wednesday, sheriff’s officials said Thursday.
A staff member at Alta Vista High School stopped the teen around 1 p.m. because he appeared intoxicated, officials said. During the interaction, the student became aggressive and shoved the school employee.
Security at the campus on Bonair Road intervened, sheriff’s officials said, and a blue and silver handgun fell out of the teen’s jacket pocket. The student was detained by school staff until deputies arrived on campus.
In addition to the ghost gun, the student was found with liquor, a magazine and ammunition.
The teen was arrested on suspicion of possessing a ghost gun, battery on a school official and other charges. He was booked into Vista jail.
On Thursday, Vista Unified School District Superintendent Matt Doyle sent out a letter informing families of the incident. He said no other students were involved in the incident, and no one was injured.
“Student and staff safety is our central priority on every campus in this district,” the letter read.
School resource deputies are handling the investigation.