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Killeen middle school student arrested for possession of weapon

Police are investigating an incident that occurred March 26, 2014 at Charles E. Patterson Middle School in Killeen.

In a letter, Principal Jill Balzer said, "We received information of a student having a weapon on our campus. Administration took immediate action, investigated and confiscated the weapon. Law enforcement officials took the student into custody and there was never a threat to student safety."

The administrator expressed surprise at the incident writing, "This is an unusual occurrence at our school and one we take very seriously."

Disciplinary action is being taken in accordance with the laws of the state and school district's code of conduct.

Balzer wants parents to know that "Charles Patterson Middle School and KISD are dedicated to ensuring every security measure is in place on a daily basis and that the safety and well being of your child is our first priority."

Guardians are urged to encourage their children to support the "safety first" approach and report incidents that could create any kind of safety concern. The administration invites people with questions or concerns to call 254-336-7100.

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