Parent arrested for carrying gun on elementary school campus

Texas law prohibits firearms on school property

File: Highland Hills Elementary School (Google Street View)

SAN ANTONIO – A parent was arrested Wednesday for bringing a gun onto an elementary school campus.

The principal of Highland Hills Elementary School in San Antonio ISD sent a letter home to parents informing them about the incident.

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According to the letter, the parent visited the school while they were in possession of a concealed weapon. The parent was “immediately detained” and the weapon was secured.

According to a district spokesperson, the weapon was concealed at all times until the SAISD officer noticed it. It is against state law to carry a firearm on school property.

The spokesperson said the parent is facing a 3rd degree felony charge of places weapons prohibited.

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