Homeland security may deport two students after gun is found at Millbrook HS
Posted January 27
Updated January 28
Raleigh, N.C. — Homeland Security is initiating paperwork to have Franklin Castillo-Diaz,17, deported to Honduras and Elsy Diaz-Quintanilla,17, to El Salvador after their involvement with a handgun found on Millbrook High School's campus Thursday.
Based on court papers obtained by WRAL, Castillo-Diaz is in the United States illegally.
Three students were detained Thursday after a handgun was found on campus in the possession of a Millbrook High School student. Castillo-Diaz and Diaz-Quintanilla were arrested Thursday and charged with having a gun on school grounds. They appeared in a Wake County court Friday.
"Normally what happens if they put a detainer on them, they wait until they're tried in state court, for whatever the charge was, and then once that sentence comes down, if they're going to let them go, put on probabation or whatever it may be, then they'll pick them up on the detainer," said Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison.
Authorities said the gun was found in the possession of a 14-year-old student. His name and the charges against him are not being released because of his age.
A student alerted the a school resource officer about the weapon Thursday, and the semi automatic handgun was confiscated without incident. The gun was not fired or pointed at other students, police said.
Castillo-Diaz also faces an additional charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Castillo-Diaz and Diaz-Quintanilla's are scheduled to appear in court again Feb. 16.