UPDATE – Amarillo Police have released more information on the incident Monday afternoon at Tascosa High School.
Officials say APD School Liaison Officers at Tascosa High School received information that there was possibly a student on school property with a gun.
Officers and administrators located the suspect Sir Alek Jaeron Gonzalez and a juvenile female standing in the AISD owned parking lot south of the school.
As officers approached Gonzalez and the female walked away. Gonzalez was stopped and the female evaded officers before being caught. A school employee observed the female throw a purse as she was running. A gun was located inside of the purse.
Through their investigation, officers determined that Gonzalez and the juvenile female had both been in possession of the gun while on school property.
Sir Alek Gonzalez was arrested and booked into the Potter County Detention Center for Prohibited Weapon/ Weapon Free Zone. The female was placed into the Youth Center of the High Plains.
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – According to Amarillo ISD, Amarillo Police detained a Tascosa High School student and another person for having a weapon in their possession on campus.
An Amarillo ISD spokesperson says it happened today after school, in the parking lot across the street from the school. Police say the weapon was brought to the parking lot by the individual meeting the student.
A bus driver apparently saw the man holding the weapon and called the police.
Several other campus staff members helped as school liaison officers detained the two suspects and recovered the weapon, because of that, AISD says the situation was resolved quickly.
Tascosa parents were notified earlier this evening, and AISD says protocols put in place worked as they were supposed to when someone saw something and said something.