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Student with loaded gun arrested yesterday at Rowlett High School

ROWLETT – A student with a loaded, 9MM semi-automatic pistol in his backpack was arrested yesterday morning at Rowlett High School.

Garland resident Carlos Bernard Perkins, 18, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Carry of a Weapon in a Weapon Free Zone, which is a second-degree felony. He is currently being held in the Rowlett jail. There were no injuries.

According to Rowlett Police Lt. David Nabors, the arrest occurred after a teacher notified a Rowlett Police School Resource Officer (SRO) that a student may be in possession of a weapon in the classroom. The SRO then notified an assistant principal and both went to the classroom to investigate.

After the SRO asked the student if he had a gun in his backpack, Perkins admitted that he did. The student was then removed from class with his back pack containing the gun and taken to the school office.

The Rowlett Police Department is still investigating the incident to determine why Perkins brought the weapon to school.

By J.J. Smith

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