High School Student Busted with Loaded Gun at School

Arraignment hearing set for Thursday morning

By Kendra Lyn
|  Thursday, Dec 6, 2012  |  Updated 12:27 PM CDT
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Garland teenager, Carlos Rodriguez, is accused of bringing loaded gun to school.

Kendra Lyn, NBC 5 News

Garland teenager, Carlos Rodriguez, is accused of bringing loaded gun to school.

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Student Busted with Loaded Gun

A Garland High School student will face a judge Thursday morning for allegedly bringing a loaded gun to school.
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A Garland High School student will face a judge Thursday morning for bringing a loaded gun to school.

Carlos Rodriguez, 17, is facing a felony charge for having a prohibited weapon in a weapons-free zone.

Police said Rodriguez brought a loaded gun to school on Wednesday.

School leaders received a tip that Rodriguez might have brought a gun on campus. School authorities tracked him down and said they found a loaded pistol in his backpack.

The school resource officer arrested him and took Rodriguez to the Garland Detention Center. The teen spent the night there.

Staff at the detention center tell NBC 5 that Rodriguez is scheduled for an arraignment hearing between 10 a.m. and noon on Thursday.

The judge will set a bond for the teen.

Police haven’t said why the teen may have brought the loaded gun to school or what he intended to do with it.

School leaders sent a letter to Garland High School parents and students on Thursday about the firearm possession.

Garland High School has increased security on campus since the gun was discovered.

The school district states that it frequently does weapons searched and will continue to monitor schools if any security changes need to be made.

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