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Caldwell ISD student taken into custody after reportedly bringing a 9mm pistol to campus

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Posted at 12:38 PM, May 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-10 16:54:51-04

CALDWELL, TX — According to Caldwell ISD Superintendent, Andrew Peters, a junior high student has been taken into custody after bringing a gun to their CJHS/CHS campus.

According to Peter, the student had shown off the gun to another classmate in the bathroom. Following this, said classmate reported it and the weapon was confiscated.

The campus was on lock-down for about 2.5 hours and no injuries were reported. The campus has since resumed a regular school schedule and will continue to interview more students regarding this matter.

"A thorough investigation by law enforcement and school officials are in progress and will be communicated when completed." wrote Caldwell ISD via Twitter.

According to the Burleson County Sheriff’s Office, the student was being escorted to the office for further investigation when he suddenly began to run towards the exit. The student was pursued by school staff and a deputy that was initially escorting him.

The student was then grabbed by another Caldwell ISD student before reaching the door and was apprehended.

The student resource officer was able to retrieve, out of the student’s waistband, a 9mm pistol.

The pistol had ammunition in the magazine but no bullet in the chamber. The juvenile was taken into custody without further incident at approximately 10:31 AM.

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