AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - A 16-year-old has been arrested after wounding another student with a dart at Lehman High School on April 15.
Officials with Hays Consolidated Independent School District say that the arrested student was taken into custody and will not be allowed back on campus.
The student who was wounded will be okay. Officials say the injury did not require school staff to call an ambulance.
In an unrelated incident that also occured on April 15, Lehman Principal Denisha Presley said in a letter to parents that they investigated a rumor of a gun threat against Lehman that was circulating on social media.
Officials determined there was not threat to Lehman and discovered the rumor actually involved a different high school that's not in Hays County. They contacted the high school so it may conduct its own investigation.
The full letter from Principal Presley that was sent to parents is as follows:
Dear Lehman Family,
I need to make you aware of an incident on campus today. This afternoon, one of our students wounded another student with a dart. The injury did not require us to call an ambulance and we are grateful that the student who was hurt will be OK. The student who brought the dart to school was arrested and will not be allowed back on campus.
I want to thank the students who witnessed the incident and our staff and school resource officers from the Hays County Sheriff’s Office for their quick response. Working together, we take care of each other.
Earlier today, and not related to the dart incident, we investigated a rumor of a gun threat against our school that was circulating on a social media site. We determined that there was no threat to Lehman High School and, in fact, the rumor involved a different high school that is not in Hays County. We contacted the high school so that they could conduct their own investigation.
I know this type of news is upsetting because school safety and the safety of your children is the most important consideration. I also know I speak for our entire faculty and staff, and our partners in law enforcement, when I say that we share your passion and resolve for safety. We never lose sight of that responsibility.
The incident involving the dart poses no further danger to our campus and no gun threat against our school was determined to be credible today. Thank you for your continued support of our campus and our students. We remain vigilant, but we are also so much more than a single incident. We have much for which we can be proud. Together – we are Lobos!