Student brings pellet gun to Gatesville school

A student was caught with a pellet gun at Gatesville Junior High School Wednesday, prompting a hard lockdown of the campus.

According to media reports, at approximately 3 p.m., a student informed a teacher that another student brought and displayed the airsoft pellet gun to a friend in the restroom.

Gatesville police were contacted and the campus was put on lockdown.

The incident is still under investigation by the school and police officials.

Principal Cindy Venable issued a note Wednesday reminding parents that such devices are prohibited on school grounds.

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