Loaded gun found in backpack of Garland High student

Carlos Rodriguez

Credit: Garland PD

Garland High School student Carlos Rodriguez, 17, was arrested on campus after a loaded pistol was discovered in his backpack.

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Posted on December 5, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 5 at 9:06 PM

GARLAND — A Garland High School student was arrested Wednesday morning after he was found on campus with a loaded gun.

Police said school officials received a tip that Carlos Rodriguez, 17, might be carrying a weapon. When he was approached, Rodriguez admitted he had a loaded pistol in his backpack.

The school's resource officer took Rodriguez into custody and he was taken to the Garland Detention Center without incident, according to a police statement.

The teen remained in custody on Wednesday evening facing charges of having a prohibited weapon in a weapons-free zone, which is a second-degree felony.

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