AUSTIN, Texas — Authorities say a seventh-grader has been arrested at his school in northwest Austin after a loaded 9 mm pistol was found in his backpack.
Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody says no one was hurt or threatened.
The student, attending a middle school in the Round Rock Independent School District, was taken Friday to a juvenile justice center.
The school’s principal, Paige Hadziselimovic, has sent an email to parents saying another student reported that the weapon was in the backpack. Police then found the gun.
The message to parents does not indicate how the student obtained the pistol.