JEFFERSON, Texas — Jefferson ISD Superintendent Michael Walker said a high school student who was found with a loaded .22 caliber revolver last week had no intention of using the weapon on anyone.
During a search for a vape on Jan. 18, officials found the gun inside a bag in his backpack. The student was immediately detained and arrested, Walker said.
Upon further investigation, staff at Jefferson ISD learned the student was living in vacant houses and all of his belongings were in his backpack and bag, according to Walker's statement.
Walker said the weapon was in poor condition, including a broken hammer and cartridges were corroded to the cylinder. There was no evidence the student wanted to use the gun at school.
"The safety of our students and staff will always be our top priority and we will continue to work diligently to provide the safest environment possible," Walker said. "I would like to thank the JHS administration and police chief for handling the situation safely and promptly."
Walker asked those who have any questions or concerns to contact him at 903-431-0800 or come by the Jefferson ISD administration building.