An Arlington high school student was arrested by the Arlington Police Department Friday morning.
Dominic Redic, 18, was arrested at Sam Houston High School after staff alerted school resource officers to what they had allegedly found during an administrative search, according to police.
“On Friday morning, staff at Sam Houston High School notified our school resource officers that they’d found a handgun and marijuana inside an 18-year-old student’s backpack during an administrative search,” Tim Ciesco, media relations officer at the Arlington Police Department, told The Dallas Express.
“Because the student is legally an adult, he was taken into custody and booked into the Arlington City jail,” said Ciesco.
Redic was charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon in prohibited places, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, and tampering with identification numbers on a handgun.
The serial number on the firearm was allegedly scratched out, which is illegal, police told The Dallas Express.
Police later learned that Redic had outstanding misdemeanor warrants out of Arlington and Grand Prairie.
Redic was booked on those charges as well, according to police.
He was held in Arlington County jail on a $3,796 bond but has since bonded out.
The Dallas Express has reached out to Sam Houston High School and the Arlington Independent School District for comment; however, no response was received.
Who posted his bail, and why? Was it a parent, a friend, a gang member? There should be more to getting out of jail than paying a small amount of money, especially when there are outstanding warrants.