A Foster Middle School student was arrested by Longview Police Department around 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 16 for bringing an unloaded .25 caliber handgun to the campus. No threat was made by the student, and the firearm was without ammunition.

Middle school student arrested with firearm, marijuana

Wed May 16, 2007

A Foster Middle School student was arrested by Longview Police Department around 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 16 for bringing an unloaded .25 caliber handgun to the campus.

No threat was made by the student, and the firearm was without ammunition. Police also discovered a small amount of marijuana on the student.

Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jody Clements said student safety is top priority at Longview ISD.

"While the weapon was discovered without ammunition — and no direct threat was made — we still take matters like this very seriously," he said. "We will be working with Longview Police Department's investigation, and will be following our district procedure with regard to the student."