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Rocklin High Student Arrested For Pulling Out A Gun In Class

ROCKLIN (CBS13) – A Rocklin High School senior has been arrested for bringing a gun to school. It happened on Friday afternoon.

Following a motto at Rocklin High “see something, sense something, say something and do something,” a student reported the gun to school administrators.

“He purposefully brought a firearm to school,” said Sgt. Greg Jensen with the Rocklin Police Department.

Jensen said a student reported seeing a classmate not only bring a gun to school but pull it out in the middle of class.

“He pulled it out of his backpack in a position where people could see it and then he put it back inside of his backpack,” Jensen said.

Police responded but, the 18-year-old was already back at home. Jacob Clark was arrested after police found the handgun there and he admitted he had brought it to school.

Just last week, a traffic stop on a Stockton High School campus led officers to a gun in the car and a bullet magazine on the passenger’s seat.

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“They are practically adults, but they don’t think like adults,” Carl Kalista, Rocklin resident.

The day before that, a 13-year-old boy stabbed a 14-year-old girl on a Stockton Elementary campus.

That student is now facing attempted murder charges.

Police say while the gun wasn’t used, the crime of bringing a gun on campus is a felony offense.

“We do you take those incidents very seriously,” Jensen said.

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Parents say in this climate of mass shootings on school campuses, there’s a major cause for alarm.

“I just can’t believe somebody would do that especially now, knowing what could happen, everybody knows. It’s just so scary,” said Emily Mobley, a Rocklin parent with two students in the district.

And the reason may have seemed innocent, but was far from it.

“I think that he thought there was a level of humor and bringing a firearm to school,” Sgt. Jensen said.

Both police and parents warn this is no laughing matter.

“It’s not a joke, everybody knows it’s not a joke, not in this time,” Mobley said.

Clark has been charged with a felony and was taken to jail. His bail has been set at $25,000.

Rocklin Teenager Arrested For Bringing Gun To Campus

ROCKLIN (CBS13) — A Rocklin teenager is behind bars after Rocklin police say he brought a gun to school.

Authorities say 18-year-old Jacob Clark brought a gun to Rocklin High School Friday. He was arrested at his home. Police have recovered the weapon.

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Clark’s bond was set at $25,000.

Students who have information about the incident are encouraged to reach out to the Rocklin Police Department.

Community Mourns High School Senior Who Died In Single-Car Crash

ROCKLIN (CBS13) — The community is mourning the loss of Rocklin High School Senior Logan Rafter.

Police say Rafter died early Saturday morning after crashing into a rock wall at Wyckford Boulevard. Family and friends left flowers and photos of Rafter Tuesday at a growing memorial celebrating his life.

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“I’ve known him ever since I was young, he lit up a room every time he walked through it,” said Valentina Aiello.

Counselors have been made available at Rocklin High School for grieving students.

New Operator For Quarry Park Adventures Announced, Opening Date Coming Soon

ROCKLIN (CBS13) — A new operator for Quarry Park Adventures has been approved by the Rocklin City Council.

Adventure Operations, LLC will be the new operator of the park. Per the contract, the city and Adventure Operations will split revenue 50-50, and the park will be open seven days a week.

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Previously sold pre-paid tickets, season passes and gift cards will be honored. The operator is in a three-year partnership and a 120-day termination option.

The opening date has not yet been announced but is expected this spring.

The City of Rocklin filed a lawsuit against the former Quarry Park Adventures operator, Legacy Family Adventures and David Busch in February. The lawsuit alleges fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and breach of contract, among other claims.

The city said all previously purchased tickets and passes sold by Legacy Family Adventures will be honored at the park. Those who had booked events or parties with the previous operator should email QPAInfo@rocklin.ca.us.

Quarry Park Adventures opened in October after months of delays.

Toddler Reunites With Doctors Who Saved Her Life

ROCKLIN (CBS13) — A Rocklin family reunited with the doctors that saved their young daughter from choking to death on a pellet from an airsoft gun, Tuesday.

The little girl’s mom said it went from the worst day to the best day all in one blink of an eye. Her young daughter went from playing to choking to making a pretty remarkable recovery.

There were moments that the Sutter Medical Center doctors did not think the 18-month-old would make it. Rushed to Sutter Sacramento from Roseville, Genevieve Sayer was barely breathing. Her airway was blocked by a small airsoft gun pellet.

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Her parents say a container of the pellets had spilled on the floor months earlier, but even after vacuuming many times, one remained and Genevieve swallowed it.

“She made a noise that I will never forget, went limp and blue and purple,” said Genevieve’s mom.

The staff at Sutter Sacramento pulled out all of the stops, ordering an operating room to be cleared out for Genevieve. Doctors successfully removed the object but said it was difficult because it was small, round and hard.

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Tuesday, was a day of celebration and proved to be an emotional reunion for the family and their heroes.

Pediatric Surgeon Joy Graf said cases like Genevieve’s are exactly why she went into medicine.

“It’s very gratifying. We’re lucky we do what we do, you know what could be better?” she said.

Genevieve’s parents said their little girl is back to her normal, feisty self. They said this was a traumatic reminder of just how fast accidents can happen.