Copperas Cove High School: Student arrested for bringing "illegal" knife onto campus


Cove Leader-Press


UPDATE 3:30 P.M.:

Lt. Kevin Miller with the Copperas Cove Police Department stated that the department responded to the Copperas Cove High School "for a student with a possible firearm," and that CCPD arrived on scene and CCISD Staff put the school on lockdown.

"During the investigation it was discovered a 16-year-old student had an illegal knife and not a firearm," Miller stated in an email. "He was detained and transported to the Copperas Cove Police Department. After the student was transported to the PD the school was taken off lockdown."


A student with an illegal knife on campus resulted in an arrest at Copperas Cove High School today.

CCISD posted an update on social media, stating that, "The student did not threaten any other students. We are adjusting the lunch schedule. Transportation for students will run on schedule this afternoon. Please remind your students that no weapons of any kind or allowed on CCISD campuses. We do have additional counselors and administrators on campus to provide support to our students.  Thank you for your understanding." 

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According to an earlier statement issued by the district on Monday, the school was on lockdown due to an "unsubstantiated threat."

"In partnership with the Copperas Cove Police Department, our student resource officers assigned to the campus and others officers have responded to ensure the safety of our students and staff," said Wendy Sledd, CCISD's director of communications in a statement shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Monday. "Please allow the officers to do their job and do not come to the campus. We will provide more details as they become available. Thank you for your understanding."

At this point, the nature of the threat has not been confirmed, nor how long the lockdown will be in place.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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