Affidavit: Temple student brought loaded gun with laser to school

Posted at 7:17 PM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 13:21:43-04

The handgun a Temple High School student brought to campus on Oct. 2 was loaded and had a black laser attachment, according to the arrest affidavit.

The brown handgun was found inside a blue Chromebook case. It had one round in the chamber and eight rounds in the magazine.

According to Temple police, the Temple Police Department School Resource Officer was made aware of a student on campus with a possible firearm.

The affidavit said a student saw three male teens in a school bathroom. The student reported to the officer that one of the teens had a handgun.

The school resource officer notified his supervisor and in conjunction with Temple High School staff, worked to identify the student and removed him from the school.

James Godfrey, 18, was arrested for unlawful carrying of a firearm and transported to the Bell County Jail. He admitted to police he brought the handgun from home. 

The affidavit says the handgun belongs to his grandmother. Godfrey told authorities he was carrying the gun for protection.

The other students were searched, but neither were found with weapons.

Temple police are investigating the circumstances surrounding this offense.

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