Guam – The teenage boy who was arrested for breaking into two vehicles at Southern High School allegedly took methamphetamine days prior to the incident.
According to court documents, two vehicles parked at the school’s auditorium basement parking lot were discovered broken into on May 2 just before lunch.
Information received by authorities that 17-year old SHS student Christian Quinata was in the possession of a firearm prompted the school to place the campus on lock down.
According to court documents, two students said Quinata had in his possession a silver Smith and Wesson 357 revolver and ammunition.
Police questioned Quinata who initially denied being involved with the car burglaries. However, he later told police that he had found the gun in a bag in the parking lot and admitted to breaking into the two vehicles.
Quinata also told police that while in the parking lot, he entered both the black and white Toyota trucks searching for items to steal. He said he only stole some change from the white Toyota, but didn’t take anything from the black Toyota.
Police said after burglarizing the two vehicles, Quinata took the gun and concealed it in a bag. Another student helped Quinata hide the weapon after the school went on lock down.
Quinata hid the gun in the ceiling panels, according to reports.
Authorities charged Quinata with burglary of a motor vehicle; possession of firearms without a firearms ID; illegal possession of a concealed firearm, and; possession of a firearm in a school zone.
He was booked and confined.