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HOUSTON A loaded handgun was found in a student s backpack Thursday morning at Cullen Middle School, according to HISD officials.

After receiving a tip, the HISD police officer on the campus detained the student and confiscated the weapon.

HISD released the following statement:

Please know that we take these situations very seriously. The safety of our students and staff at Cullen Middle School is always our absolute top priority. The student in question has been arrested and charged with possession of a prohibited weapon in a school zone. In addition, administrators will take disciplinary actions as outlined in the HISD Code of Conduct.

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