ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – A 16-year-old Odessa High student has been charged after officials say he was found with a handgun on Thursday afternoon.
ECISD officials say they received a tip about the student having a weapon on campus and later located the student and escorted him to the office. A gun was found in his backpack, according to the release.
“We are very appreciative of the ones who came forward with the tip. Our schools are safer when those who see something, say something. It is critically important that they do so. We also appreciate our administrators and police officers who worked very quickly to find the student and take him into custody. The safety of our schools is our top priority. Weapons and drugs will not be tolerated, and we will do everything we can to have them prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”ECISD
The student has since been charged with places weapons prohibited.