Loaded weapon removed from school property

While school officials at Hughes Springs ISD continue to mitigate risks due to rising cases of COVID affecting students and staff, district police dealt with a quite different situation earlier today.

At just after 2 p.m. Aug. 31, a contracted drug dog and its handler, assisted by HSISD Police Chief Wayne Mosley, discovered a loaded handgun during a random search. The weapon, which was immediately removed, was found in a locked vehicle belonging to a high school student. According to the district’s notice, the student “is being dealt with appropriately in accordance with Texas law.” Confidentiality requirements prevent any further information regarding the student or circumstances surrounding the incident.

Hughes Springs ISD students and staff at the elementary and high school campus just returned to school Monday, Aug. 30 following a four-day closure last week due to an increase in COVID-positive cases. The junior high campus, however, remains closed until Thursday, Sept. 2.