Student With Weapon Arrested at Caprock High School
Another incident occurred at Caprock High School.
The Amarillo Police Department reported that on Monday Morning September 26th that they received information about a student on the Caprock High School campus that had a gun. The APD Resource Officer and Caprock Staff were able to locate and detained a 15-year-old student. The student was in possession of a weapon. The APD arrested the student and was booked into the Youth Center of the High Plains.
All reports involving our local schools is something the Amarillo Police Department and Amarillo ISD take very seriously. This incident is still under investigation.
Talk to your children and let them know that if they hear or see something that is not right. If it is something that could cause harm to others or even a rumor of something that could cause harm to others, it is imperative to reach out to law enforcement. Unfortunately, we live in a very scary world, and that bit of information can mean life or death for someone more than one person.
This isn't the first incident like this at Caprock High School an incident occurred earlier in the school year. On August 18, 2022, both Caprock High School and Oak Dale Elementary School were put on lockdown because the Amarillo Police Department received a tip that a student had a gun on campus. The APD officers found the student in question at that time, and the student did not have a weapon in their possession.
Again, students are encouraged to report anything suspicious to their teachers, and police officers or they can even fill out a form on the Amarillo ISD website to report suspicious activity. You can find the form here.
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