Texas police reported on Wednesday that a high school student had been arrested after having what appeared to be a pistol and rifle in his vehicle just one day after an elementary school in the state became the scene of a mass shooting that left 19 children and two adults dead.
Police in Richardson, Texas, located roughly 15 miles northeast of Dallas, said in a Facebook post they launched a search at Berkner High School following a call just before 11 a.m. local time reporting a male who looked like he was holding a rifle and had last been seen walking toward the school.
“Based on the information provided and in collaboration with Richardson ISD, officers were able to identify the male suspect as a juvenile student of Berkner High School. The suspect was located inside Berkner High School, but no weapons were found,” police said.
“Further investigation led to the discovery of a vehicle used by the suspect in the parking lot of 1551 East Spring Valley Road. Inside the vehicle, officers observed what appeared to be an AK-47 style pistol and a replica AR-15 style Orbeez rifle.”
Police did not release the name of the suspect but said he had been arrested and charged with unlawfully carrying weapons in a weapon-free school zone.
This is an excerpt from The Hill.
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