Police detain Tascosa High School student, another suspect for weapon on campus

Police detain Tascosa High School student, another suspect for weapon on campus
Police detain Tascosa High School student, another suspect for weapon on campus (Source: Gray News)

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - Amarillo ISD said the Amarillo Police Department detained a Tasosa High School student and another person for having a weapon on campus.

In a statement from Amarillo ISD, the two met after school in the south parking lot across the street from the school.

Police believe the weapon was brought to the parking lot by the other person who was there to meet the student.

A bus driver nearby saw the man holding the weapon and quickly called authorities.

School liaison officers detained the two suspects and recovered the weapon.

Amarillo ISD praised Tascosa High School staff and liaison officers for their actions as it was resolved quickly.

The school feels the safety training, protocols, and practice for situations such as this paid off today.

Tascosa High School and Amarillo Police are urging as a safety reminder, “If you see something, say something.”

You can read the full statement from Amarillo ISD below:

Amarillo Police have detained a Tascosa High School student and another person for having a weapon in their possession on campus. The two met after school in the south parking lot across the street from the school. Police believe the weapon was brought to the parking lot by the other individual who was there to meet the student. A bus driver nearby saw the man holding the weapon and called authorities. Several other campus staff members immediately helped as school liaison officers detained the two suspects and recovered the weapon. Thanks to the actions of school personnel and our liaison officers, this situation was resolved quickly.
Statement from Amarillo ISD

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