Student arrested after taking gun to Midland Lee campus

Student arrested after taking gun to Midland Lee campus
Midland Lee High School (Source: KWES)

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - A Midland Lee High School student has been arrested after taking a weapon to the campus on Thursday morning.

Thanks to a crimestoppers tip, the school authorities were notified the student had a gun on his body. Once the on-campus officer located the suspected student, the student told him he had a small gun in his right front pocket.

We're told the student was in custody and handcuffed in less than a minute thanks to the police officer. Due to the quick action, the campus was never placed on lockdown.

According to district officials, the student never threatened anyone nor do they believe he was going to.

The gun was found to be a stolen weapon out of Midland County on Feb. 7.

The school sent a voicemail to parents to let them know of the incident. You can listen to the voicemail below.

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