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Handgun seized at Western High leads to additional arrests

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Alamance County sheriff’s deputies have arrested another juvenile and two adults as they followed up leads to the Wednesday arrest of a 14-year-old girl at Western High School who had a firearm at school that afternoon.

Additional details provided this week by the sheriff’s office include: that the gun was a Glock 19 9mm handgun; that the gun was loaded when seized from the student, who had it hidden in her clothes; and that the gun had been reported stolen from Nash County.

The female student had claimed that she was trying to sell the gun, which is why she had it at school. The sheriff’s office has provided no explanation for why the girl had the gun loaded or on the school campus.

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As a result of the gun confiscation, and the fact that it was a stolen firearm, sheriff’s deputies pursued trying to locate the origin of the gun that the student was trying to sell.

Ultimately arrested was a 15-year-old juvenile in Burlington and two adult suspects who were with him at the time of the stop. The juvenile is also scheduled to be charged through the juvenile system process which requires an application for his arrest.

The adults who were arrested are:

* Haaron Alejo, Hispanic, male, 21, 216 West Market Street, Greensboro, who has been charged with: one count of felony possession of marijuana; one count of possession with intent to sell and distribute marijuana; one count of possession of marijuana paraphernalia; carrying a concealed gun; and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

* Juan Josue Pimentel-Gutierrez, Hispanic, male, 22, 1411 Oklahoma Avenue, Burlington, who has been charged with: one count of carrying a concealed gun; and an outstanding warrant for failure to appear.

Both were arrested on Thursday, December 9 following a traffic stop.


See earlier coverage of the Western High School gun seizure: https://alamancenews.com/gun-confiscated-from-student-at-whs-wednesday-afternoon/

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