BENBROOK (KRLD) – Western Hills High School in the Fort Worth Independent School District was placed on lockdown Friday morning after reports of a student with a gun on a bus.READ MORE: Allergy Sufferers, Get Ready; Pollen Count Expected To Jump As We Approach The Weekend
The weapon was described as a semi-automatic handgun.
Authorities searched the campus and were able to locate the student, said Fort Worth ISD spokesman Clint Bond. Police also found the gun, but did not say where that weapon was located. It was not loaded.READ MORE: Man Found Shot Dead In Parking Lot In Dallas Late Wednesday Night
The Benbrook Police Department arrested the student and charged him with possession of a firearm on school property.
He was taken to the Tarrant County Juvenile Detention Center.MORE NEWS: Major League Baseball Plunged Into First Contract Related 'Lockout' In Quarter-Century
The lockdown lasted about 20 minutes, but it did not interrupt classes. Things have since returned to normal at the school.