Teen arrested after allegedly bringing gun to school

January 21, 2010 1:05:03 PM PST
A seventh grader is facing felony charges after allegedly bringing a handgun to school. Officials with the New Caney Independent School District say that a seventh grade student was removed from White Oak Middle School and placed in police custody after he brought a gun onto campus this morning. Administrators were notified after another student came forward. NCISD police recovered a .380 caliber handgun from the 13-year-old suspect around 11:20am.

The student is charged with unlawful carry and places weapons prohibited, both third degree felonies. New Caney ISD strongly adheres to Federal Law and the NCISD Student Code of Conduct regarding the possession of a firearm on school property. An incident of this nature mandates a one year expulsion.

NCISD is reviewing safety procedures. Parent meetings are planned for tonight at 7pm and tomorrow at 6pm at the White Oak Middle School cafeteria to discuss the incident and address parent concerns. A safety task force will be formed, and parents, teachers, and staff will be encouraged to join. Parents were notified of the incident and the meetings by letter and phone.