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Student with air rifle arrested at Gunn High School

Original post made on May 28, 2010

An 18-year-old Gunn High School student, Weston Healy, was arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly possessing a weapon on Gunn's campus, following a dramatic police lockdown of the school.


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Posted by UNREAL
a resident of Shoreline West
on May 28, 2010 at 1:14 pm

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Posted by NICE
a resident of Blossom Valley
on May 28, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Nice senior prank


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Posted by HAHAHA
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 28, 2010 at 1:27 pm

HAHAHAHAHA


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Posted by Name Game
a resident of The Crossings
on May 28, 2010 at 3:23 pm

They should discourage this by changing the name of the school. And the mascot shouldn't be the Gunn Riflemen.


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Posted by Real
a resident of Castro City
on May 28, 2010 at 3:30 pm

unreal, you're a great example of what corporal punishment can accomplish; quite an end product. Also last I checked, most actual nutcase school shootings happen outside "cali". (our we STILL really using that played out term? hilarious)


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Posted by jus -me
a resident of Blossom Valley
on May 28, 2010 at 3:35 pm


Reminds me of the Columbine shootings several years ago in Colorado.
Making light of this situation(Gunn HS) and the "raising" of our "leaders of tomorrow." As I recall, as word of the Columbine event began to spread, the father of one of the shooters called his attorney FIRST thing. What does that tell you about parenting these days? Think about, folks! Probably some of you should study the image in the mirror.


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Posted by Real
a resident of Castro City
on May 28, 2010 at 3:46 pm

It tells me, yes, that some are very bad parents, but not most.
If it was an systemic issue of parenting or non parenting, it wouldn't be so uncommon.
Seems everyone always knows how to raise someone else's kid better...except they don't.


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Posted by Mr. Big
a resident of Sylvan Park
on May 29, 2010 at 2:41 am

The airsoft toy gun is not dangerous, no one could have been seriously injured with it. It is NOT the same thing as a BB/pellet gun.

The knife and hatchet on the other hand are very dangerous and they should be charged with possession of those weapons on campus.


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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 29, 2010 at 7:47 pm

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You could put your eye out with that.


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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 29, 2010 at 7:50 pm

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I have a knife and hatchet left over from a camping trip a few days ago in the back of my car right now. I hope that I do not get stopped.

(People in the rest of the country are laughing the butts off at us, again.)


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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 29, 2010 at 7:52 pm

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I have lost count. What is the death toll at Gunn from Caltrain? from guns?

Maybe a change in priorities would be helpful? More talking, less SWAT?


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Posted by Fourie
a resident of another community
on May 30, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Jeez , I wish reporters will stop referring to an AIRSOFT TOY as a rifle. I always thought you americans are crazy, till i visited South Dakota a couple of years ago. Turns out you are really decent folks, you only seem crazy in overseas newspapers ! This story being a prime example.


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Posted by cbfla
a resident of another community
on Jun 1, 2010 at 4:39 pm

This has been blown way out of proportion! Yes, it may have been scary for the person who saw the toy and didn't realize that it was a TOY air soft rifle and that it be brought to the attention of the school. Come on folks, this kid is an upstanding young adult everyone is criminalizing, an Eagle Scout going to Cornell, who didn't use common sense with his camping/recreational gear left in his car. Honestly, Gunn High has had it's tragedies this last year with kids feeling so much pressure that they can no longer take it. Here's a kid that has worked hard and expulsion, non-graduation and quite possibly being prevented from entering school in the fall is no way to treat someone who has made it out of that pressure cooker of a school alive.

I just wish that people would take a deep breath and wait for the facts to be provided before they create the next made for TV movie about disturbed youth in their heads.

As for the air soft rifle and what damage it can do... I'm a mother of four kids ranging from 9-15. My 15 year old has an air soft rifle, which I have used to scare a hawk away from my backyard and small dog. I took a shot and the pellet bounced off the wing of the hawk, as if I had flicked it with my finger. The hawk took flight and laughed at me in my effort to make it move.

Seriously get over yourselves and let this kid go to college. His experience to this point will be enough for him to use better sense in the future. Most importantly, allow him to have a future.



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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 2, 2010 at 11:46 am

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cbfla - thank you for some common sense. Hopefully this silliness will be dropped quickly and the boy can move on with his life.


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Posted by Please
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 2, 2010 at 5:42 pm

One is sheltered to what is going on in the world to think that this is such an innocent mistake of the so call "Eagle Scout." If he was transporting it from one location to another for a legal purpose then it would have never been seen. It would have remained in the trunk of the vehicle and secured just like one that takes a firearm to a firing range. If you don't think this is serious then do a Google news search of "police shoot student or child with toy gun." It is serious and dangerous. All it takes is for one to point it in the wrong direction and then a police officer has to wonder for the rest of their days why the child did what they did, why they had to shoot a child and then cry everyday seeing the bad images in their sleep of pulling the trigger at someone they didn't want to kill. Think about it. Oh big red flag here…what's with the mask? That has I am going to do something bad written all over it.

Glad it was not in my neighborhood.


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Posted by Gunn parent
a resident of another community
on Jun 9, 2010 at 6:14 pm

The mask was a clear plastic safety mask for use with the toy airsoft gun. Like a paintball mask.


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Posted by Gunn parent
a resident of another community
on Jun 11, 2010 at 7:53 am

"After considering the "specific facts and the applicable law," prosecutors opted not to pursue the case against 18-year-old Weston Healy, district attorney spokeswoman Amy Cornell said Wednesday."

No charges.
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DA won't file.
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"After considering the "specific facts and the applicable law," prosecutors opted not to pursue the case against 18-year-old Weston Healy, district attorney spokeswoman Amy Cornell said Wednesday."


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