A tip from a student at Hogg Middle School led to the arrest of another student Monday. A spokesperson for the Tyler Independent School District said the student was arrested for bringing a loaded .380 pistol to school. The gun was not fired and no one was injured.
The district would not reveal the age of student in question or the student's gender. The arrest was handled by district police. Investigators with the department confiscated the gun.
District spokesperson Dawn Parnell said there was no indication that the student intended to harm or scare anyone. Despite that, she said the student was no longer attending classes on the Hogg Campus. She would not comment on whether the student remained in custody Wednesday afternoon.
Parents told CBS 19 they had received an automated call informing them of the incident.
The district released a statement that reads as follows:
"A Tyler ISD middle school student was arrested today for bringing a weapon on campus. The weapon was confiscated by Tyler PD and no students were harmed. While it does not appear that the student brought the firearm on campus to threaten students or staff, safety is our priority and this incident is currently being investigated."