ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Lamar High School in the Arlington Independent School District was placed under lockdown for hours on Tuesday after reports that a student may have brought a handgun to campus. Another student informed a resource officer at the school about the situation.
“Upon receiving this information, we immediately responded to verify the credibility of this allegation,” said Sgt. Christopher Cook of the Arlington Police Department. “The Arlington Independent School District placed the school in lockdown while we continue to investigate the credibility of this incident.”
The school was placed on lockdown just before 9:00 a.m. and remained that way for more than three hours. Arlingotn police searched the entire school, room to room and even brought in K-9 officers to search lockers and common areas.
According to school district spokeswoman Amy Casas, a lockdown situation effectively means that nobody was permitted to enter or exit the campus.