Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date May 28, 2002
Contact Sergeant Don Taulli 
Phone (909) 826-5576


Weapon Found at School

Riverside, Ca- At approximately 1:00 PM staff members at the Montessori School (10493 Magnolia Ave) located a handgun in the backpack of a student. The weapon was held by the school staff and the Riverside Police Department notified. The school staff also notified a parent of the child. The parent arrived at the school prior to the officers and removed the weapon.

The weapon was never displayed and appears as though the child may not have known the weapon was in the backpack. Due to the child’s age no questions were asked about the incident. The parents were contacted by the on-scene officers and were made aware of a pending investigation.

At this point the field investigation was completed. Follow up and further inquiries will be made through the General Investigation Bureau of the Riverside Police Department. For details on the follow up investigation please contact Sgt. Paul Villanueva @ (909) 320-8093.