LINCOLN, Neb. – A Lincoln Southeast student caught with a gun at school on Monday was being investigated for reportedly stealing two vehicles the previous day, police said.
According to Lincoln Police, on Sunday morning around 10 a.m., a 41-year-old woman said she left her Ford F150 parked on the street with the key in the center console. She later reported the vehicle had been stolen.
Later on Sunday, the vehicle was spotted near 16th and Calvert, and surveillance footage from the area helped police develop a 15-year-old as a suspect.
Around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, the 15-year-old reportedly stole another vehicle from the Super C at 3202 S 10th Street, according to LPD.
Officer’s contacted the parent’s of the juvenile, and on Monday he was interviewed at Lincoln Southeast High School, police said.
The juvenile was taken into custody, and during a search of his backpack, a loaded handgun was found.
He was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm on school grounds, carrying a concealed weapon, unlawful possession of a revolver, theft by unlawful taking, theft by receiving stolen property and transported to the Youth Attention Center.