Levelland ISD Superintendent Jeff Northern released information on an investigation by district and law enforcement officials of a firearm brought to the high school near the end of the school day on Tuesday.
According to the statement, district administration was alerted that a student may have “brought a gun” to the High School Tuesday. Immediately, the District’s administration and resource officers began investigating this alleged threat and took direct and deliberate measures to ensure the safety of its students and employees. The District’s investigation did reveal that a firearm was in fact brought to the school by a student.
Possession of a firearm on school property by a student is an extremely serious violation of the Student Code of Conduct, District policy and is a criminal matter. This incident is being treated as such. All required actions concerning this matter have been taken by the District and law enforcement. State and Federal law prohibit the District from disclosing personally identifiable student information. Therefore, the District cannot provide further information on this matter.
The District will continue to fully cooperate with all authorities having jurisdiction over this matter as needed and to the fullest extent permitted by law. If a parent or student knows of a person who has brought a weapon to school or if other threats to school safety are present, the district encourages those individuals to notify the police or school administration immediately.
“As Superintendent of Schools, I am very proud of the students, staff and resource officers for the prompt and proactive measures taken in resolving this situation.” said Jeff Northern.