Two Fort Worth students arrested after gunfire near high school

Two Arlington Heights High School students were arrested Thursday after one of the teens fired a gun near the school.

A photo circulating on social media showed a teenager pointing a gun in the McDonald's parking lot a block from the Fort Worth high school.

Fort Worth police said one shot was fired in the parking lot of the fast food place but no one was hit. Students said the incident started over a fight that was brewing between several students. Some students at the high school believe the fight was gang-related.

"I was afraid for myself. I didn't want to get harmed," said student Jessica Robles.

Fort Worth ISD confirmed a gun was later found inside the school, but it was a BB gun and not the firearm involved in the incident. Police were still searching late into Thursday night for the gun used to fire the shot.

Some students who were in school but outside at the time said they heard what happened.

“We just heard a shot and then all the kids were running,” said student Bryson Flores.

The school was placed on lockdown until police felt they had the situation under control.

The district said extra security measures were added overnight and there will be an increased police presence to ensure the campus remains safe Friday.

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