Two Palo Alto High School students have been arrested in separate incidents after allegedly bringing a stun gun and a homemade, cork-shooting "gun" to school.
In both cases -- one on Friday, Feb. 8 and the other on Monday, Feb. 11 -- fellow students reported the weapons to administrators, who notified police.
Police stressed there was no indication the students were working together or that either planned "any sort of mass casualty incident at the school."
In each case, police said they "quickly detained" the suspect, no one was injured and the school took "immediate disciplinary action" against the student.
"In both incidents, the parents of the suspects were fully supportive of the police and school officials and assisted with the investigation," police said in a press release.
In the first incident, police said they got a report involving a stun gun on Friday about 1:25 p.m. An investigation found that two students left campus together during school hours to buy and sell marijuana to each other. During the off-campus transaction, one student allegedly produced a stun gun and made two attempts to apply it to the chest of the other student.
The victim, who was not injured, returned to campus and reported the incident to administrators, who escorted the suspect to the office and called police and the suspect's parents.
Police found a commercially sold stun gun in the student's backpack.
In the second incident, police responded to the school about 11:45 a.m. Monday on a report of a student who allegedly brought a weapon to campus.
Students had told administrators the suspect had shown them a makeshift weapon, described as a homemade gun that was charged by a carbon dioxide container and able to fire rubber corks.
The suspect told police the weapon had accidentally been left in the school backpack after playing with it over the weekend.
Police arrested both suspects for possession of an illegal weapon on school grounds, a misdemeanor, and released them to the custody of their parents.
"There is no indication whatsoever that either student planned to attempt any sort of mass casualty incident at the school," the Palo Alto Police Department said in a statement.
"There is also no information that the two students were working together or that these two incidents were at all related to one another."