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.READ MORE: Daily Dose Of Vitamin D Could Ramp Up Immune System, Doctors Say
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.READ MORE: Mental Health Experts React To Gymnast Simone Biles Withdrawing From Tokyo Olympics
The student, who was not identified, was arrested and charged for carrying a firearm on a school campus and possession of a controlled substance.MORE NEWS: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Slams CDC's Updated Mask Guidance For Fully-Vaccinated People, Calls It A 'Mandate'
“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.”