UPDATE: Stanton student arrested in stolen firearm investigation

STANTON, Tx. (KOSA) -- UPDATE: 3:55 p.m.
Stanton Police Department News Release

On 10-08-19, Officers with the Stanton Police Department, while following up on a series of vehicle burglaries, in which a firearm was taken, responded to the Stanton High School.

The school was placed on lockdown, as a precaution while the student was located and detained in that investigation, it was determined that there was no firearm or threat present at the school.

The firearm was located off of school grounds, and was never a threat to the school or students.

The juvenile was arrested and turned over to the Juvenile Probation Office.

Shortly after the Stanton High School was placed on lockdown, a second time, after a separate threat had been reported.

Officers investigated and determined that there was no threat to the school, and the school resumed normal operations.


A lockdown has been lifted at Stanton High School on Tuesday after school officials investigated reports of a possible firearm on campus.

The following comes from Stanton ISD:

"At approximately 10:45 am, Stanton High School received a report of a possible firearm on campus.

Stanton High school was placed on a precautionary lockdown to provide law enforcement the opportunity to investigate the report.

As an additional precaution, Stanton Elementary and Middle School were sheltered in place.

Once law enforcement determined there was not a threat to the school, the lockdown was lifted. Students have returned to their normal schedule.

Stanton I.S.D. takes all threats seriously and will take the necessary precautions to ensure the protection of our students and staff."