KILGORE, Texas (AP) - A Kilgore teen is facing a weapons charge
after a loaded handgun - allegedly for sale - was found hidden in a
ceiling at school.
A judge Monday ordered the 15-year-old to remain in juvenile
custody for 10 days. His identity was not released due to his age.
Police say the boy was detained Friday at Kilgore High School
and charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon in a prohibited
place, a 3rd degree felony.
Supt. Jody Clements told The Associated Press that another
student reported the sophomore had a .22-caliber gun on campus and
was "shopping it around."
Clements says the gun was found in the bathroom of a shop
building, wrapped in a towel and hidden in the ceiling. Nobody was
Police are trying to determine who owns the gun.
A juvenile probation official told AP there was no attorney of
record yet for the boy, who has been suspended from school.