Huntsville ISD confirms student brought handgun to high school

HUNTSVILLE, Tex. (KBTX)- A Huntsville High School student will not be allowed to return to campus after bringing a handgun to campus last week.

The school district confirmed the incident in a Facebook post on Wednesday evening, exactly one week after the incident occurred.

According to the online message, on February 13, two staff members noticed a student in the parking lot talking on the phone and behaving suspiciously.

Staff reported this to campus administration who immediately notified campus security. The student was detained outside the building and was taken into custody.

While conducting a search, officers discovered and confiscated a handgun in the student's backpack.

According to the school district, the student was turned over to law enforcement and quickly removed from campus for criminal processing.

A disciplinary hearing was held on Wednesday, February 19, and the school district determined the student had no intentions of causing any harm, according to the statement from HISD.

"As per the Student Code of Conduct, appropriate disciplinary action has now been delivered and the student will not be returning to our campus," said Principal Roberts.

The name and age of the student were not disclosed.

An email with more information was sent to parents Wednesday afternoon, according to the school district.