Tyler ISD officials were investigating an Orr Elementary School incident after a student brought an unloaded gun onto campus Monday.
TISD spokeswoman Laura Jackson said another student alerted a teacher to the gun. That teacher immediately contacted the principal, and the child and his backpack were removed from the classroom.
Ms. Jackson said she did not know where the child got the gun or why he brought it to school and said the incident remained under investigation. She declined to say what grade the child was in.
The district’s procedures were followed and the appropriate disciplinary measures will be taken regarding the student involved, according to the prepared statement.
Orr parents were notified of the incident through an AlertNow phone message from the district, Ms. Jackson said.