Student arrested for bringing gun onto Coronado campus

Student arrested for bringing gun onto Coronado campus

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Salvador Edwardo Tienda Jr. Salvador Edwardo Tienda Jr.
LUBBOCK -

A student was arrested after bringing a gun onto the Coronado High School campus.

There was no threat to any students or the campus. 17-year-old Salvador Edwardo Tienda Jr. is charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon in a prohibited place, a 3rd Degree Felony. 

Tienda could face two to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Once back at school, Tienda will be in the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program.

The district reports another student told the principal Tienda showed him the weapon. The principal reported it to police.

The district's noting a spike in these incidents over the past semester, especially at the Smylie Wilson campus. Police Chief Jody Scifres has kids at Coronado and says he shares the concern. 

"If you compare it to everything else that's going on, I feel a lot safer sending my daughter to Coronado versus sending her to Walmart at ten o'clock at night, because they have trained people there, they have adults everywhere, they're concerned, they take care of the kids, and it's the safest place for them to be," he said. 

As with previous incidents of guns being brought onto school campuses, the district advises parents to remind students of the serious consequences, both from the legal system and the school, bringing a gun to school carries.

Lubbock ISD will hold public meetings at Monterey and Lubbock High over the next couple months to address school safety and get parents input. The meetings will be held the first Tuesdays in February and March. 

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