HOUSTON – Houston Independent School District police are investigating after a former Bellaire High School student trespassed and brought a gun onto the campus on Monday.
No students were hurt in the incident, Principal Michael Niggli said in a call to parents. He added that HISD police were immediately notified.
A spokesperson for HISD shared this statement:
“The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. A former student trespassed at Bellaire High School on Monday, February 13, 2023, and was reported to HISD Police on site. The individual was searched and apprehended due to unlawful possession of a weapon on school property. Due to privacy rights, HISD will not be providing further information at this time. Our students are safe and our building is secure. We take these situations very seriously and remind families, students, and staff the importance of reporting suspicious or unsafe behavior to campus administration, through the See Something, Say Something app or by calling HISD Police Department’s 24-hour hotline at 713-892-7777.”
It’s not clear if the former student has been charged.
Signs on the front door at Bellaire High School clearly indicate weapons aren’t allowed on campus.
It’s not the first time a gun has found its way on the high school’s campus.
In 2020, a 16-year-old student fatally shot 19-year-old Cesar Cortes in the chest. The shooter, who hasn’t been identified because of his age, was found guilty of manslaughter in 2021.