Student Threatens Campus Security Guard with Fake Gun

A student avoiding his probation officer caused a scare on his high school campus when he brandished a fake gun.

A 15-year-old California teen was booked August 19 after police say he showed a campus security guard a realistic looking gun in his waist band.

The student, who was later found to have only an airsoft pistol, also threatened the guard by asking “You want some of this?” before the guard fled, according to

The incident occurred on the Hoover High School campus in Fresno and prompted a search of nearby neighborhoods.

Officers thought they were looking for a boy with a Beretta pistol, but when they found him roughly three hours later he asked officers not to shoot him. The parts of the gun indicating it was fake had been taken off.

The student was booked in juvenile hall for brandishing a replica firearm.

The student had recently run away from a group home and was avoiding his probation officer.

Correction: A previous version of this story referred to the campus security guard as a campus police officer.

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