According to the FWPD, an officer at the school was informed that the student may have a firearm. No threats were reported and no one was injured.
FORT WORTH, Texas – Fort Worth police say a high school police officer had to detain a teenager after a firearm was found on campus.
The department said an officer from their School Initiative Division was on duty at WA Meacham High School on Wednesday. At around 16:00, he was informed about a student who may have a weapon.
According to police, the officer conducted an investigation, detained the suspect, a minor, and safely took a firearm.
Police said no threats were made and no one was injured.
The teenager’s identity has not been established and it is unknown whether they are high school students.
The incident came as North Texas schools took additional action after a shooting that killed 21 people, including 19 children, at an elementary school in Uvalde. Texas Department of Public Safety officials said the suspect, along with all the victims, set up a barricade in the classroom.
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As a precaution, school districts in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have increased police presence and security on their campuses. Many districts made it clear before the announcement that there was no known threat.
Also this week, a student was arrested by Richardson police after a pistol was found in a student’s car near Berkner High School.
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