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April 20, 2024

Courts: Sentencing set for man with loaded gun on high school campus

A man arrested for carrying a loaded firearm on the San Benito High School campus is set for sentencing in March after pleading no contest in the case.

Steven R. Aguirre, 29 at the time of arrest, faces a sentencing hearing at 9 a.m. March 8 in the case stemming from his arrest Oct. 25 at SBHS. He had a scheduled arraignment Thursday at the San Benito County Courthouse and is represented by public defender Gregory LaForge.

Hollister police arrested Aguirre after 9 p.m. Oct. 25 after responding to a call of a man with a loaded firearm near the school. According to police, when officers arrived, they ordered Aguirre to stop but he refused and fled on foot across Baler Alley while holding something at his waist. He hid behind a storage unit but was quickly located and arrested. Other officers arrived to assist and a search in the area revealed a loaded handgun where Aguirre had attempted to hide.

Aguirre was charged with having a firearm at school, being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in a public place, resisting arrest and destroying evidence.



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