Suspicious vehicle in school parking lot leads to arrest

ARNOLD, MO – A heavy police presence in Arnold Tuesday night at the Fox C-6 High School located at 751 Jeffco Boulevard in Arnold.

Law enforcement was summoned to the high school Tuesday afternoon when a school employee noticed a suspicious vehicle in the schools parking lot.  In the course of checking the vehicle out, the employee noticed hunting equipment.

The Arnold Police Department was contacted by a school resource officer after the officer confronted the 24-year-old driver.

Police say the driver was at the school to pick-up his sister, but when officers inspected the vehicle they found not only hunting equipment but a small game pistol and rifle.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has been called in to secure the scene and to take over the investigation.

Per ATF protocols, the vehicle was searched again, and an illegal modification was discovered on one of the firearms along with a suspicious powder in the truck.  Unsure what the powder was, the bomb squad was called in.

As a precaution, all activities at the high school were canceled for Tuesday night.

The 24-year-old male was taken into custody at the scene and is being held by the Arnold Police Department.

An investigation is ongoing.