The Little Cypress-Mauricevill school district is tightening security at it's schools after recent activities have caused concern.
On Thursday morning, Orange police officers arrested a 15-year-old for having what is described as a "prohibited weapon." Police say the teen said he was running away from home with a 14-year-old friend. The 14-year-old was brought in for questioning and was then released.
Police say the 15-year-old was in possession of a pistol and that the teen voluntarily led officers to an abandoned house where he stashed another handgun, shotgun, and ammunition. Police say all the weapons were taken without permission from the teen's home.
Little Cypress-Mauriceville Spokesperson Sherry Combs tells 12News that although the student arrested is a student of LC-M High School, his arrest did not take place on campus and did not have anything to do with the school. The arrest happened before school hours.
The Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD issued the following statement early Thursday afternoon:
Early Thursday, January 31, the Orange Police Department notified the Administration of LCM that they had arrested a high school student who was in possession of an illegal weapon. A second student was also brought in for questioning and both remain in custody of the police. Parents were immediately notified by the administration of this incident.
Additional safety measures are being applied as appropriate, including police presence on the LCM HS campus.