Update: According to a follow-up joint statement by the Midland ISD and Midland Police Department, additional police were deployed in the area of the Legacy High School campus after the incident.
Wednesday afternoon, after school hours, MPD stopped a car near the campus with individuals believed to be part of the earlier incident. The two male juveniles and four male adults from the vehicle were taken into custody on weapons and drug charges.
MIDLAND, Texas (KMID/KPEJ)- Midland ISD has announced that a student was arrested this morning after they were allegedly caught by MISD police with a gun and marijuana inside a vehicle near the Legacy High School campus. The investigation into the incident is ongoing and is a joint investigation with MISD Police and the Midland Police Department.
In a statement, the district said, “We are grateful for the vigilance of the MISD officer who took immediate action to ensure the situation was handled quickly and safely. All violations of the law or the Student Code of Conduct will be addressed immediately, and students will be held responsible for their actions.”
The district continues to encourage students to “speak up” and let administrators know if they see or suspect illegal activity. You can leave an anonymous tip here.