Lubbock-Cooper ISD Is Safe, A Student Was Apprehended by Police
A Lubbock-Cooper Middle School student has been apprehended by law enforcement during school hours. At 2:25 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, it was reported that a teacher at Lubbock-Cooper Middle School became aware of a student who was in possession of gun ammunition. That teacher did confront the student and was able to successfully confiscate the ammunition but that did lead to the student running away from school grounds.
The student was seen by witnesses as they exited the building and ran away from school property by teachers and staff. Lubbock-Cooper and South Elementary were forced to activate the Alert Protocol and bring all students that were outside indoors before locking all doors. Lubbock-Cooper ISD Police did chase after the student once they fled the grounds and the Alert Protocol were activated.
Lubbock-Cooper ISD Campus Police did state that they witnessed the student get rid of an unknown object while in pursuit. Officer's were able to locate that object which did, in fact, turn out to be an unloaded firearm, there is no word if the unloaded firearm and ammunition went together.
Currently there is no word as to what will become of that student but in bringing a firearm onto school property they did commit a third-degree felony according to the Texas Gun Free School Zone Act. The usual punishment in this type of incident with an adult in place of a child is usually a $10,000 fine along with a possible 10 years in prison.