Texas teen arrested on charges of bringing firearm to school
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.