HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Police say a 17-year-old Milby High School student was arrested for bringing a loaded gun to school.
According to prosecutors, the assistant principal of Milby confronted Jovanny Villegas who arrived late to school on Thursday.
The assistant principal told police that because Villegas had tried to bring drugs to school before, he brought him to the office and searched his backpack.
The assistant principal found a black and silver gun with eight rounds inside the backpack, according to court records.
Villegas was charged with carrying a prohibited weapon.
Villegas' bond was set at $2500.
Statement from Milby High School:
A student has been arrested for bringing a gun onto the Milby High School campus. We are grateful that no one was injured and that administrators discovered the weapon and immediately notified Houston ISD police. Please know we take these situations very seriously, as the safety of our students is always our top priority.