Arrest related to gun on campus investigation

On Wednesday, October 25th, San Ramon Valley Unified School District personnel notified the San Ramon Police Department of an incident that occurred at Twin Creeks Elementary School on October 24th, 2017.

On the night of October 24th, a student from Twin Creeks Elementary School reported to his parents that he witnessed another student in possession of a firearm on school grounds earlier in the day.

During the ensuing investigation, San Ramon Police Detectives obtained a search warrant for the student’s residence, as well as an arrest warrant for his father; after the firearm was recovered in the student’s backpack at their residence.  No additional firearms were located during the service of the search warrant.

This morning, San Ramon Police Detectives arrested a 30 year old San Ramon resident, Anthony O’Donnell, at his home in San Ramon.  Mr. O’Donnell is the father of the student who brought the firearm to school.  Mr. O’Donnell was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility pursuant to the arrest warrant, for the following charges:

PC 496(a) – Possession of Stolen Property

PC 25100(b) – Criminal Storage of a Firearm Accessible to Child

PC 273A(a) – Child Endangerment

Bail is currently set at $140,000.00.

The San Ramon Police Department would like to remind everybody to speak with their children about firearms safety and reporting suspicious activities right away.  Also, firearms safety applies to everybody.  Failing to properly store a firearm that is accessible to a child is a criminal offense.

If you have any information about this investigation please contact our dispatch center at 925-973-2779.

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