Ezekiel Montoya

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.”

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(2) comments

Khal Spencer

What I'd like to see is where and how he got the gun. If we are to have effective gun laws, we have to do two things. One, craft laws to prevent this kind of incident. Was this a black market sale? Theft? Parents leaving their guns lying around? Two, make the penalties stick rather than count on our NM judiciary to kick people back out in the street again so they don't miss dinner.

Andrew Lucero

This kid is a ticking time bomb and a dangerous. First, his suspension needs to be turned into an automatic expulsion. Second, he needs to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. But sadly, this is the Fe. The police have probably already lost the evidence and our DA and Judges are so incompetent that He’s probably already out and walking our streets… But don’t worry, we’ll be reading a lot about his crimes in the years to come.

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