Weapon at junior high leads to lockdown

Student brings airsoft gun to campus, safety measures taken

The Gatesville Junior High campus was put on hard lockdown after reports of a weapon surfaced on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

The incident occurred at approximately 3 p.m., when a student reported to a teacher that another student displayed an airsoft pellet gun to a friend in the restroom.

After the student reported the weapon to school officials, the campus was placed on immediate hard lockdown as officials tried to locate the student. The school also informed Gatesville Police, who assisted in the search .

“School personnel and police officers acted within their normal protocol,” the school explained in a press release.



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