EDINBURG, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Edinburg Police say a number of bullets were found in a boy’s bathroom at the South Texas Preparatory Academy and that forced the school to go on lockdown.
Campus administrators told officers, a student found six 9mm bullets in one of the boy’s restroom stalls.
“We’ve had officers walking the perimeter, talking to parents making sure that they’re informed, making sure that they know that there’s no active incident occurring that is just us searching the school, clearing the school and ensuring that it is made safe,” Police Chief Jaime Ayala said.
Officials searched the rest of the campus and no other ammunition or weapons.
“We would like to thank Deputy Superintendent Efrain Garza and Principal Marcos Zamora, along with all of the South Texas Preparatory Academy staff for the swift action and great communication which allowed police officers to address this incident appropriately,” Ayala said.
Officers have said there was no immediate danger or active threat.
Edinburg PD Juvenile Investigations Division is currently interviewing students regarding the incident.
The investigation is ongoing.