Anonymous Tip Leads to the Arrest of a Midland Student

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Midland School District Police say it's already been a rough start to the new year.

On Wednesday, they found a gun inside a Midland High student's backpack.

School officials say another student reported that the 15-year-old had the weapon.      

Campus police confiscated the unloaded handgun and arrested the student, who is still in custody.  

The district doesn't think the student ever intended to hurt anyone, and they didn't find any ammunition.

Campus officials tell NewsWest 9, .357 magnum doesn't appear to have been stolen.

Now, they're just trying to figure out exactly where that gun came from.