DALHART, TX (KFDA) - Dalhart ISD confirms an unloaded handgun was discovered in a middle schooler's backpack.
The district says once they became aware of the incident they immediately contacted law enforcement. The school was not placed on lockdown.
Once officials found the gun they discovered it was unloaded and the student did not possess any ammunition.
District policy along with State law says possession of a firearm on campus is a criminal offense.
A statement released by the school district says in part "Please be assured that our students' safety is paramount to us. We will continue to take all measures to maintain a safe and secure environment at all of our campuses."