By CBSDFW.com Staff

MESQUITE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A student was arrested on the Mesquite High School campus Tuesday for possessing a firearm and drugs, police said.

Police said a student told school resource officers and an administrator that another student was using drugs on campus.

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Officers went to the reported location on campus and found two students smoking marijuana, police said. During a search, officers found a gun and other illegal drugs on one of the students, according to police.

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The student, who was not identified, was arrested and charged for carrying a firearm on a school campus and possession of a controlled substance.

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“The Mesquite Police Department would like to recognize the students for reporting suspicious activity on their campus,” the Mesquite Police Department said in a statement. “The students did not hesitate in contacting the School Resource Officers and administrators and their actions ensured the safety for everyone on campus.”

CBSDFW.com Staff