A suspended Santa Fe High School student was arrested Thursday afternoon after he was accused of entering the campus with a firearm in his vehicle and and threatening to shoot another student.
According to a news release from the Santa Fe Police Department, high school security staff escorted 18-year-old Ezekiel Montoya off campus while officers were on their way to the school.
Police found Montoya driving near campus and pulled him over, the news release said.
He had a gun in his car, according to the release, and police arrested and charged him with trespassing, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon on school premises.
Deputy Police Chief Paul Joye said in a text message Thursday that officers would be executing a search warrant on Montoya’s vehicle.
Santa Fe Public Schools spokesman David Carl said in statement after Montoya’s arrest: “All students were safe throughout this incident. At this time, the student is prohibited from entering Santa Fe Public Schools campuses.”