MANSFIELD, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A student at Mansfield ISD’s Ben Barber Innovation Academy was arrested and charged with a felony on Wednesday, August 18 for allegedly bringing a gun to school.

Principal Cathy Hudgins explained in a letter to parents, after a search involving an unrelated incident, campus administrators discovered a gun in a student’s backpack.

She said Mansfield ISD Police quickly responded to the situation and confiscated the weapon which was not inside a classroom.

She did no say where the confiscation took place, but added no one was hurt.

Ben Barber Innovation Academy (CBS 11)

“Please be assured that providing a safe environment for our students and staff will always be our top priority,” Hudgins said in the letter. “We take these types of situations very seriously.”