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Questions Linger After Gun Found At Austin Middle School

Updated: Tuesday, April 1 2014, 05:45 PM CDT

Parents still have questions after a loaded gun was found at an Austin ISD middle school campus Monday morning.

"There was a lot of cops in the building and I didn't know what was going on," says Webb Middle School student Larissa Cardenas.

Police found the gun under a portable building at her school's campus. Now, police have beefed up security in.

Despite the incident, Larissa says, "I love my school and I feel very safe here."

AISD Police Chief Eric Mendez says, "We have a good idea of which student was in possession of the gun. Again, when we found the gun, the gun was not in anyone's possession, so in order to make the offense, the person has to be in possession of the handgun, so we still have work to do to determine all of that information."

So far, no charges have been filed.

Police are saying very little about the person of interest and why the person brought the gun to school in the first place.

"Once the investigation is complete and if we're able to provide information that shows that a student was in possession of a gun, places weapons prohibited is the offense, it’s a third degree felony," Chief Mendez says.

Police say the students who reported the gun did everything right. And as for safety, Chief Mendez says there's an extensive safety plan in place that includes making sure students feel comfortable reporting suspicious activity.

By Lydia Pantazes

Questions Linger After Gun Found At Austin Middle School

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