AISD police arrest man who tried to enter school with two guns

A man was arrested after he attempted to get into Austin High School with two firearms. 

According to Austin ISD, a staff member noticed a suspicious man near the back of the school campus early this morning. The staff member notified Austin ISD police who responded immediately and located the individual. 

Once the man was detained, officers found him to be in possession of two firearms.

The incident was contained to the area of the rear of the school and did not impact normal school operations, according to Austin ISD. However, a letter was still sent out to parents to let them know about the incident.

Principal Melvin Bedford says they're prepared for situations like this with security officers at every door and a police officer on campus. He also said the staff member did the right thing by immediately notifying law enforcement.

From looking at this everything was handled perfectly the way we want them to handle it but again I’m going to bring it to our leadership team and we’re going to split hairs on it and see, what can we do to make it even more safe," Bedford said.

Bedford relayed the message, if you see something, say something, like that staff member did. "We owe her a vote of gratitude and I’m just so pleased the way that person and all of our staff have been these first couple weeks of school," he said.

Senior Mia Roberts was about to go to lunch when she had heard what happened. "My mom called me and was like freaking out, like are you okay, and I was like, yeah why?" she said. "I think if it was like really, really big then they would put us in lockdown so I think we’re fine but it’s still kind of scary."

Other students also received calls like this from worried parents.

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