AUSTIN (KXAN) – A 20-year-old man was arrested at Akins High School after Austin ISD police said he brought a gun to the school because he believed there was an active shooter due to a previous threat. there.
Akins High School was closed on December 1st after reporting that three students had a gun in the bathroom. Austin ISD Police issued an immediate lockout after learning of the report just before 10 a.m
The school reports the students and staff are safe, and the three students involved have been identified and located. Austin ISD reported no shots were fired, and officers never found the gun. Police said they found two magazines of ammunition on one of the students in question.
After the scene was cleared, a young man approached an AISD officer and said a man nearby had a gun in his pocket. Police were able to locate the suspect, 20-year-old Luis Guzman. The officer reported in an arrest affidavit that he could see the tip of the magazine in his right front pocket.
Guzman told officers “don’t worry” because “there were no rings in the chamber.” Officers examined the gun and confirmed the weapon was loaded with 15 rounds in the magazine.
Guzman told officers he went to his friend’s house and retrieved the weapon because he thought the school was in an active shooting situation.
An arrest affidavit stated that Guzman was not licensed to carry a firearm.
Guzman was charged with illegally carrying a weapon.
No attorneys for Guzman are listed.
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