Arlington High School

Student Arrested After Carrying Airsoft Gun Onto Arlington High Campus: Police

The student was arrested on outstanding misdemeanor warrants and was not charged in the airsoft gun incident

NBC 5 News

Arlington police say a student has been arrested after carrying an Airsoft gun on the campus of Arlington High School Friday afternoon.

A spokeswoman for the Arlington Independent School District said shortly before 2:30 p.m. that the campus was locked down and that city and district police were investigating a threat on campus.

Moments later, Arlington police told NBC 5 that a staff member at the school reported seeing someone carrying a weapon on campus and that the school was immediately placed on lockdown.

Police said, "officers quickly identified and detained the individual, who was found to be carrying an Airsoft gun."

The student, identified Saturday as 18-year-old Jordan Perry, was detained and later arrested on outstanding misdemeanor warrants. He was not charged in the airsoft gun incident.

According to police, investigators do not believe the student ever pointed the airsoft gun at or threatened anyone.

Police said Saturday that someone saw the student handling the airsoft gun out in the parking lot, which prompted the report.

No injuries have been reported in connection with the incident. Airsoft guns are low-velocity, air-powered guns that are used in recreational games much like paintball. They fire small, plastic rounds and are generally considered safe when used with protective equipment.

Arlington police said Friday afternoon that there was no ongoing threat at the school, the lockdown was being lifted and the school would dismiss on time.

This is the second major incident to take place at the school this week. On Tuesday, Arlington police arrested a student who allegedly punched and kicked an English teacher. The 17-year-old student was charged with assault on a public servant and bonded out of the city jail on Wednesday.

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