KINGWOOD, Texas—School officials and parents were on high alert after a man with a gun allegedly fired toward students walking near a middle school in Kingwood Tuesday.
Three students were walking away from Creekwood Middle School around 4:40 p.m. when a man fired two shots in their direction, according to Houston police.
Police believe it was an air soft gun that shoots plastic pellets.
The students were about 50 feet away and managed to run away. No one was injured.
Police have a digital picture that was reportedly taken by someone on the Greenbelt of the alleged gunman. At this point, they are not releasing it to the public.
The man is said to be in his early 30s, about 6 feet tall and was wearing blue jeans and a black shirt.
Nicole Vincent got the email from her daughter’s school.
"I tell my kids stay off the Greenbelt trails and just come straight to the car when it’s time for pickup," said Vincent. "We’re not playing in the front yard."
Anyone with information is urged to contact HPD at 281-913-4500 or Humble ISD police at 281-641-7900.
Humble ISD police officers will be on and near the campus at arrival and dismissal time.