Student arrested at LCM High School

Published 7:32 am Saturday, January 16, 2016

A student at Little Cypress Mauriceville High School was arrested and transported to the Minnie Rogers Juvenile facility on when school officials discovered the student was in possession of a prohibited weapon on school grounds.

Administrators at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School received a tip that a student had a ”fake” gun that he was trying to sell on campus. The situation was investigated immediately; it was determined that the student was trying to sell a BB pistol and large knife. Additionally, the student was in possession of alcohol, according to a press release from the school district.

According to protocol, the Sheriff’s Department was called and the student was arrested. Under the Texas Education Code, having an illegal weapon at school is a “must expel” disciplinary consequence.

“The school called us when they found the student to be in possession of a prohibited weapon in a school zone,” Orange County Sherriff Office Detective Chad Hogan said. “He was also found to be in possession of a BB gun and alcohol.”

Penalty for such an offense is increased to the punishment prescribed for the next highest category of offense if it is shown beyond a reasonable doubt on the trial of the offense according to Penal Code Sec. 46.11.

The juvenile is expected to remain in custody for a minimum of three days.