Student who took gun to Longview school identified

LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) - Authorities have identified the student who brought a loaded gun to a Longview middle school on Tuesday, according to Longview ISD.

The student who brought the weapon to school has been identified. No threat was made to any student or faculty member by the actor.

The The .380 pistol was discovered in a bathroom by a staff member at Forest Middle School and reported to law enforcement immediately, according to LISD. There were no other students or staff in the bathroom when the gun was located.

The student faces expulsion for up to a year for bringing a gun onto campus. The juvenile will also be facing criminal prosecution by the Gregg County District Attorney's Office. The district stated they will pursue punishment to the fullest extent.

The school reinforced the importance of safety in a press release put out by Foster Middle School Principal John York.

Preventative actions are of utmost importance. Student safety is our number one concern. Two LPD officers are present each day to assist us in providing security and a safe environment for your child.

We have an active crime stoppers program where students are encouraged and rewarded for submitting information regarding any type of illegal activity on or off campus. Students are closely supervised throughout the day from the time they arrive each morning until they depart at the end of the day.

Throughout the day teachers, administrators and other school personnel are present in the halls for every class change. In addition, security officers sweep the halls, restrooms and outside areas after every class change. Students are encouraged on our daily announcements to report any type of problem to an adult on campus.

Again, the safety of your child is our number one concern.


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