San Leandro police report two new incidents in which guns were recovered near San Leandro High School this week, and while neither incident resulted in the discharge of a firearm, they come on the heels of last week's in the backpack of a student who was on campus.
Police said the most recent incident occurred at 7:41 a.m. this morning when San Leandro High School Campus Security was called to the 13400 block of Bancroft Ave regarding a group of students smoking marijuana at the bus stop.
When campus security contacted the students, a student attempted to flee and as he was running, he abandoned a backpack that was in his possession.
Security searched the backpack and recovered a loaded firearm, police said. Security officers chased the student and were able to apprehend him as he tried to jump over a nearby fence.
SLPD school resource officers arrived on scene and placed the juvenile under arrest. He was transported to Juvenile Hall after notification to a parent. The juvenile also possessed some marijuana, police said.
This morning's incident follows another case involving a weapon which occurred on Monday at 3:30 p.m, police reported.
In that case, school resource officers responded to a nearby 7-11 store at 13792 E. 14th St. regarding reports of a subject armed with a gun. The 7-11 at the intersection of 136th and E14th St is a common gathering area for students after school.
As officers arrived on scene, they were unable to locate a victim or suspect.
But the victim, a San Leandro High student, did contact the San Leandro Police Department and told them that he got into an argument with the suspect, who has been identified as Dashawn Garland.
Police said they were told that Garland became upset over the victim hugging a female friend. During the argument Garland produced a firearm and pointed it at the victim, according to the police report.
Police said Garland is a former San Leandro High student.
On the next day, Tuesday, an SLPD detective spotted Garland in the 300 block of Callan Avenue. Police said Garland attempted to flee on foot but was quickly apprehended and placed under arrest.
Garland, who is 18 and a San Leandro resident, been charged by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office with assault with a deadly weapon, police said.