A Mesquite High School student was arrested Tuesday after police discovered he had a gun on campus, police said.
According to Mesquite police, a student notified the school resource officers and an administrator that another student was using drugs on campus.
The school resource officers went to the reported location and found that student smoking marijuana. Officers searched that student, who name has not been released, and discovered he was in possession of a handgun and other illegal drugs. He was arrested and charged with carrying a firearm on a school campus and possession of a controlled substance.
Police said the gun was loaded but that the student did not tell police why he had a gun at school.
“The Mesquite Police Department would like to recognize the students for reporting suspicious activity on their campus,” the police department said. “The students did not hesitate in contacting the school resource officers and administrators and their actions ensured the safety for everyone on campus.”
Mesquite ISD officials said they are not aware of any threats made to a student.