A school resource officer received a tip Thursday morning that a student was concealing a gun in a backpack, according to a tweet from Baltimore County's Public Safety.
A school resource officer located the student and conducted a search of the student and their belongings.
The replica gun was a black Co2 BB gun, with 24 CO2 cylinders. The firearm was not loaded, but ammunition was found, the press release states.
Plano police said the juvenile male was arrested without incident on campus and the gun was confiscated. The situation was resolved in about 45 minutes and the lockdown was lifted a short time later, police say.
"This illegal and unsafe behavior will not be tolerated in our school community", Owusu said in his letter.
The arrest comes a day after a former student shot and killed at least 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Weapons of any type are not permitted on or near school property.
He was removed from the school and placed in police custody, facing felony charges of possessing a firearm in a prohibited place.
"Any student caught with a weapon will be referred to law enforcement and punished accordingly", Owusu wrote.
"He's being interviewed right now, so we're not able to confirm his motivation", he said.
One student was found with a handgun on Thursday afternoon at Clarksburg High School, according to a letter sent by Principal Edward Owusu. As a result, the school was placed on lockdown as a precaution, according to police.
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