- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A man has been arrested for allegedly carrying a BB gun onto the campus of a Las Cruces high school.

Las Cruces police say 28-year-old Joel Alfaro is jailed without bond on suspicion of unlawful carrying a deadly weapon on school premises.

It was unclear Wednesday if he has a lawyer yet who can speak on his behalf.

Police say a security officer at Onate High noticed a man wearing a hoodie and acting suspicious inside the school’s west hallway about 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The man was questioned and security officers noticed he was carrying what appeared to be handgun in his shorts.

They took possession of the weapon, which turned out to be a BB gun.

Authorities say no shots were fired and no injuries were reported.


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