By CBS13 Staff

STOCKTON (CBS13) – A juvenile was arrested for allegedly bringing a gun to a Stockton high school graduation ceremony.

On Thursday, a school resource officer was assisting with security at the Stagg High graduation when he saw two juveniles on campus that he knew weren’t students there, according to a statement from the Stockton Unified School District Police Officer’s Association.

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(credit: Stockton Unified School District Police Officer’s Association)

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He approached the two in order to find out why they were there but says they weren’t cooperative. He patted down one of the juveniles and found they were carrying a loaded, semi-automatic handgun.

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The officer arrested the juvenile on suspicion of carrying a firearm on a school campus.

Several schools in the region are returning to in-person graduation ceremonies.

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In Elk Grove this week, several schools held in-person graduations with multiple sessions to accommodate COVID-19 protocols.  School district leaders say it took a year of planning to coordinate the ceremonies with 4,500 students.