An alternative campus student was arrested on multiple charges last week after he allegedly brought a knife to the school, according to police reports.
According to the report, at 8:35 a.m. Thursday, Officer Cyrildo Garcia was dispatched to the PACE campus located at 501 Cactus Avenue in reference to a student having a weapon.
Garcia made contact with administrator Guillermo “Willy” Ruiz who told the officer a male student arrived at the school with a knife. Ruiz stated when he approached him, the student threw the knife and then departed the area.
According to a separate report, Ruiz told police before the student departed the campus, he told Ruiz he was coming back with another knife. Ruiz states in the report he took the comment as a serious threat and wanted to file charges.
After recovering the knife, officers searched the area for the student. The report states the juvenile was found walking south on S. Cameron Street. Garcia states in the report as he approached the student, he began to run east through several properties.
Officer Juan Resendez caught the juvenile just off of S. Cameron Street, the report states, and the student was then placed under arrest for possession of a prohibited weapon in a weapon free zone, evading arrest and assault by threat.
According to the report, while the officers attempted to place the student in the back of Garcia’s patrol unit, he resisted entering the vehicle.
The student was transported to the Alice Police Department where the Juvenile Probation Office was notified. He was then transported to the juvenile detention center in San Diego.