At 8:43 a.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2021, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a call from staff at Barrett Ranch Elementary School located on the 7700 block of Ocean Park Drive in Sacramento County. The caller stated that students alerted office staff of a suitcase in the bushes near the playground that looked suspicious. Another school employee went to the location and found an abandoned case containing a firearm and a gun in plain sight next to the case.

Deputies arrived, secured the weapons and searched the school grounds No other weapons were found. The Sheriff’s Office is maintaining a high visibility at the school and is actively investigating.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed any activity in the area related to this incident or who might have home surveillance video to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

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