Gun Found in Student's Vehicle on School Grounds

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 8:19am

BROWNSVILLE - There was another gun situation at a local school this time at Lopez high school on Tuesday.

School district officials say a blank gun, designed to resemble a actual handgun, and a machete were found inside a student's vehicle. The student, a 10th grader, and his parents were at the school at the time of the incident and gave police permission to search the vehicle after officers received a tip about the gun.

The school district released a statement on the incident stating, "Lopez students and employees were not in danger and were informed of the incident immediately by the administration via the school's public address system. Letters will be sent home today informing parents about the incident."

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