Colleyville Student Faces Felony Charge After Bringing Gun To School

A Colleyville teenager is facing a felony charge after being caught with a gun at school, police say.

Staff at Colleyville Heritage High School got a tip Thursday afternoon from a fellow student that a classmate had a handgun.

The school resource officer and high school principal found the student and searched his backpack, where they found a .45 caliber Remington semi-automatic handgun, along with ammunition. The gun was not loaded at the time.

Police discovered the gun belonged to a family member.

The student, a 16-year old boy, will be charged with having a weapon in a prohibited place, which is a third-degree felony.

The investigation found no threats were made by the student at any time. Police are not releasing the student's name or photo, because he is a minor.

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