On Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 12:28 p.m., the Ventura Police School Resource Officer assigned to Buena High School, 5670 Telegraph Road, was notified by school staff that a student was possibly on campus with a firearm. As a precaution, the school was immediately placed on lockdown while officers and school security searched for the student. The student, a 16-year-old junior, was found at his vehicle which was parked in the school parking lot and detained. A search of his vehicle revealed an unloaded rifle and ammunition, in additional to a knife and brass knuckles.
During the investigation officers learned the student got upset at his teacher for not being allowed to use the restroom, and made mention to a gun as he left the classroom. The teacher notified administrative staff and the School Resource Officer.
The student was arrested for possession of a firearm in a school zone and possession of a dangerous weapon on campus. He was lodged into the Ventura County Juvenile Hall.
There were no threats made to harm any staff or students, and no other students were found to be involved. The school was in lock down for approximately 1 hour.