Kern High School District issued the following statement after police officers found a unloaded handgun on Tierra Del Sol Continuation High School campus Wednesday.
"Tierra Del Sol Continuation High School (TDS) administration was made aware of a possible firearm on campus yesterday. KHSD Police officers were notified and responded immediately. The KHSD Officers quickly identified a student who was in possession of a handgun that was not loaded. The student admitted to receiving the unloaded handgun from another student and the handgun was passed around between three students. The unloaded handgun was recovered and seized, and all three students were arrested for possession of a firearm and booked into Juvenile Hall. The KHSD does not comment on specific student discipline cases due to FERPA laws protecting the individual privacy rights of the students. The Kern High School District takes matters of this nature seriously, as the safety of our students and staff is a priority. "