Brooks Wester Middle School students in Mansfield are facing consequences after bringing pellet guns to school on Wednesday, says the school principal.
Principal Courtney Gates sent parents a letter informing them that the students had brought their weapons to school and that police and school officials responded swiftly to get the guns.
“Mansfield ISD police will soon confiscate pellet guns and students who bring them will be treated according to our student code of conduct,” Gates said in a letter.
No injuries have been reported.
Gates encourages parents to talk to their children about bringing banned items to school and “secretly tell adults if someone has items that are relevant to them.” Prompted to.
In a letter to his parents, Gates stated that providing a safe environment for students and staff has always been a top priority.
Wester serves 7th and 8th grade students. No information has been released as to why children or weapons were brought to school.
Last week, an 18-year-old student at Timberview High School in Mansfield shot dead four people, including a teacher, after a classroom quarrel. The accused shooter was released on bail but is prohibited from returning to school. Classes have resumed at Timberview this week.