School constable pulls gun, arrests campus intruder


HOUSTON – A school constable was forced to pull a gun on an unauthorized visitor at C. E. King High School on Monday.

According to a letter sent to parents from the Sheldon Independent School District, an unknown person went onto the campus without checking in at the front desk. A teacher noticed the trespasser and called the on-campus constable, the letter read. The constable chased the intruder outside, where he got into a vehicle, according to the school district. Before the man was able to drive away, the officer pulled a weapon and ordered the man out of the car.

The man was arrested. Authorities are investigating.

The district advised in the letter that no students or staff were in danger at the time of the incident.

The letter read in full:

January 11, 2016

Dear Parents:

The safety and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority, that’s why we want to make you aware of a situation that occurred at C. E. King High School on Monday, January 11, 2016.

An unauthorized individual came onto the high school campus to visit with a student without properly checking in at the front desk.  A teacher quickly realized the individual was trespassing and notified the on-campus constable. The suspect was chased outside, where he got into his vehicle, and tried to get away. As the suspect drove his vehicle toward the constable, the officer drew his weapon and ordered the suspect to stop and get out of the car.  The suspect was quickly arrested and authorities are still investigating.
We want to make certain to you that at no point were any students or staff in any danger, as the suspect was quickly apprehended and removed from campus. 

As a reminder, it is Sheldon I.S.D. policy to have notices posted at each campus requiring all visitors to first report to the campus administrative office. This applies to parents, board members, volunteers, social service workers, invited speakers, maintenance and repair persons not employed by the district, vendors, representatives of the news media, former students, and any other visitors.

School administrators are currently reviewing surveillance video to determine exactly how the suspect gained access to the campus.

As always, the welfare of all students, and providing a safe and secure learning environment is our number one priority. Thank you for you cooperation.