Killeen Independent School District police arrested a Killeen High School student who brought a weapon on campus Friday.
According to a message sent to parents, Killeen High School staff was alerted to a student with a weapon and took immediate action.
The weapon was confiscated and law enforcement officials arrested the student, the message stated.
“Killeen High School takes all matters pertaining to student and staff safety seriously,” said Susan Buckley, principal of Killeen High School, in the statement.
“Students, parents and community members are encouraged to report any and all suspicious activity as done today to maintain the safety and security of our campus.”
District officials declined to release information about what type of weapon was confiscated or other details about the incident. But they said security is “as robust as ever.”
“KISD has strong procedures in place to address school safety,” Superintendent Robert Muller said. “These efforts are numerous and take various forms. Our most effective deterrent is for all of us to be observant and report any activity that may threaten student safety.”
The incident is the third such crime to take place on a Killeen ISD campus and second at Killeen High School this year.
In January, Killeen High student Jonathon Allen Hampton, 17, was allegedly discovered on campus carrying a .22-caliber pistol, a magazine for the weapon, bullets and a ski mask.
Hampton was indicted by a Bell County grand jury in March on a charge of possession of a prohibited weapon, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.