Odessa Police Arrest Man Carrying a Weapon Near Hood Junior High

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - A gun scare near Hood Junior High in Odessa on Wednesday afternoon.

Ector County School Police picked up a man not far from the campus with the weapon.

Police arrested Charles Lavon Brewer, who is a convict.

School police found him in the neighborhood.

He's charged with having a weapon within 1000 feet of a school, along with being a felon in possession with a gun.

The school district tells us it all started when Odessa Police called warning a man with a gun was spotted in the area.

While the search was going on, students at Hood Junior High as well as Sam Houston Elementary were not allowed to go outside.