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Texas teen arrested on charges of bringing firearm to school

February 18, 2018

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A Midland, Texas, high school student arrested on felony charges of having a firearm on school grounds has bonded out of jail.

Midland County court records show Ostyn Jacob Williams was being held on a $10,000 bond for a third-degree felony weapons charge and a $10,000 bond for a third-degree felony of tampering with physical evidence. He bonded out Thursday.

The Midland Reporter-Telegram reports that the 17-year-old Midland High School student was arrested Tuesday after school district police received a tip that a student had a firearm on campus.

The campus was placed on lockdown.

According to Williams’ arrest affidavit, officers found a .40-caliber Taurus semi-automatic weapon behind a dictionary in a classroom.

It was not clear whether Williams had an attorney.

A conviction carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence.

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