PALO ALTO -- Two students have been arrested on suspicion of bringing weapons on to the Palo Alto High School campus within the past week in separate, unrelated incidents, according to police.
Police say one student brought a stun gun to school and another brought what police describe as a homemade "gun" that fired rubber corks propelled by a carbon dioxide container.
No one was hurt in either incident and the two students were arrested on charges of misdemeanor possession of an illegal weapon on school grounds. The school has also taken disciplinary action against both students, police said in a news release issued Wednesday afternoon.
Police said they would not reveal the name, age or gender of either student.
"At no time during either incident did either suspect brandish the weapons on campus or threaten other students on campus with the weapons," police said in the news release. "There was never a need to place the campus on lockdown."
The first incident occurred about 1:25 p.m. Friday, when police received the report a student had brought a stun gun to school.
Police say two students left the Palo Alto campus during school hours to complete a sale of marijuana. During the sale, one of the students reportedly took out a stun gun and tried twice to stun the other student, who was able to get away and was not injured. That student notified school authorities. They located the student with the stun gun, took him to the school office, and notified police and the student's parents.
Police recovered a commercially-sold stun gun device from the student's backpack.
In the second incident, police received a report about 11:45 a.m. Monday that a student had brought a weapon to school. Other students reported to Palo Alto High administrators that the student had a makeshift weapon.
Police and school staff quickly located the student. Police found the homemade gun in the student's backpack. The student told police it was accidentally left in the backpack after playing with it over the weekend.
The parents of both students cooperated with authorities, police said.