Student Brings Pellet Gun to Mansfield’s Wester Middle School

Students at Brooks Wester High School in Mansfield face consequences after bringing rifles to school on Wednesday, the principal said.

Principal Courtney Gates wrote a letter to parents informing them that the students had brought their guns to school and that the police and school staff reacted quickly to obtaining the guns.

“The ITS Mansfield Police will immediately confiscate firearms and students who bring them will be treated according to our Student Code of Conduct,” Gates said in his letter.

No casualties were reported.

Gates encourages parents to talk to their children about bringing prohibited items to school and to “surreptitiously let adults know if someone has an item that suits them.” Invited to.

In a letter to his parents, Gates said that providing a safe environment for students and staff has always been a top priority.

Wester serves 7th and 8th graders. It is not reported why children or weapons were brought to school.

Last week, an 18-year-old student at Timberview High School in Mansfield shot dead four people, including a teacher, after an argument in class. The defendant was released on bail but not allowed to return to school. Classes at Timberview resume this week.