A Nacogdoches High School student has been arrested after allegedly bringing a firearm to school Tuesday.
"The NHS office received this information this morning, and the student was immediately questioned," according to a statement released by NISD Chief of Police Sandra Murray. "At no time was the gun brought out at school or used or threaten other students."
According to the statement, charges were filed against the student, whose name was not being released Tuesday, and the student was arrested and taken to the Nacogdoches County jail. The student will also face disciplinary actions in accordance with the districts' policies.
"I would like to applaud the student who alerted us of the incident," Murray said in the statement. "Please discuss this incident with your children and emphasize that it is against the law to bring weapons of any type to school. Also, please emphasize the importance of your student telling you or an NHS staff member if there is a weapon at school. In this way, we are all working together to keep our school safe."
NISD spokesman Les Linebarger said no other students have been arrested for possessing weapons on campus this year.