Arlington high school student arrested for bringing gun to school

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Parents of Sam Houston High School students met with the principal after a student brought a loaded gun to school.

Arlington police say a 15-year-old student was arrested Thursday afternoon after a search of his backpack yielded a loaded gun and ammunition.

Police released a picture of the gun that was confiscated and say it was loaded with a gun in the chamber.

An Arlington ISD spokesperson said a tip came in from another student on a different campus. The student told an administrator on their campus, who then contacted Sam Houston High School officials.

"What we've been able to determine just from the interviews that we've conducted this morning, we are confident that this was not part of a larger plot to do any kind of violence at Sam Houston High School or any other schools for that matter in the district," said Arlington Police Lt. Chris Cook. "So what we have left to do is to interview the actual juvenile suspect and that will probably happen [Friday]."

Police believe the incident was isolated, but it may not have been the first time the teen brought a gun to school.

The 15-year-old will be charged with bringing a weapon into a prohibited place, a third-degree felony.

The student is being held in the Arlington Juvenile Detention Center.

School officials pushed out a telephone message to parents Thursday afternoon.

The district says the school will have extra security on campus and will continue doing random metal detector checks.

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