The school resource officer at Loch Raven High School called police around noon after the student showed the weapon in his backpack to another student, police say. The police department said it has tip lines at both high schools Flower Mound so that students can report suspicious activity.
Authorities found the 14-year-old male and searched his backpack, finding a realistic-looking weapon, according toWBAL-TV.
The school was placed on lockdown as precaution with a heavy police presence at the school, SkyTeam 11 Capt. Roy Taylor reported.
Officers searched the student - whose identity hasn't been released - and found a BB gun with Carbon dioxide cylinders, pellets and a pocket knife. No additional weapons were found.
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"All security techniques were fittingly taken after as indicated by the school's wellbeing design", Roller said. "I want to commend the staff at the high school for their actions and thank the Talladega Police for their quick response and help in ensuring our students' safety".
He is still in police custody and is facing felony charges for possessing a firearm in a prohibited place.
This story will be updated as more information is released.