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Student caught with gun and ammo at school

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The Ellis County Press

MIDLOTHIAN - Soon after the bell rang at Frank Seale Middle School everyone went to class as usual.

Around 2:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16 Midlothian Police Department School Resource Officer James Smith arrested a 12-year-old male for possession of one .22 Caliber/ one magazine clip, one pair of handcuffs, 70 .22 ammunition, two Winchester shell casings, three .22 caliber shell casings, one handcuff key and one Uncle Mikes 36 holder.

Dee Arterburn, principal for FSMS sent home a letter to all parents informing them of the information.

"Thanks to a responsible student and the quick action of our campus school resource officer and staff, we confiscated a handgun from a student," stated Arterburn in her letter.

"Please rest assured that the safety of your child on our campus is our number one priority. "Talk to your child about the importance of informing an adult about any action they may witness that threatens campus security.

"Working together, our staff and students can keep our school safe."

Due to being a juvenile, the district and police can’t release the name of the 115 pound, white male.

According to Police Chief Carl Smith, the gun was not loaded at time of discovery.

"Not to mitigate the severity of the event, the weapon was not loaded at the time of discovery; however, the juvenile did have ammunition for the weapon," said Smith.

The juvenile involved is still being detained at this time.

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