HOUSTON A 19-year-old student was arrested Thursday at Lone Star College-Victory Center on charges of possession of a stolen weapon, school officials said.
Two witnesses on campus told police that Justin Thomas pointed a gun at students in the parking lot.
I heard that someone was driving and the girl cut him off and he came up here with a gun and pointed it at her, and the gun didn t have any bullets, and he came back with another gun, said Ali Jackson.
Thomas denied that. He said he got into argument with a man and a woman in another car.
I was in the seat back, because me and dude had a little words, but I never did pull the gun out because it was in the car, he said.
Thomas, who is a freshman at the community college, said he plans on taking criminal justice classes and hopes to become an officer after he clears his name.
I was never walking around with the gun, it was in my car and I never pulled it out, he said. I m innocent; I m going to beat my case.
Lone Star College has had its fair share of problems. Last year in April,12 people were stabbed at the Cy-Fair campus in north west Harris County. Then in January of last year, two men were shot at the North Harris County campus.