Tyler ISD is calling on parents to carefully review the contents of their children’s belongings before sending them to school. This call to action comes after a student at Orr Elementary School brought an unloaded weapon to campus. The weapon was found and confiscated, and no students were in danger, but the incident serves as a reminder for parents to closely monitor their students.

“We have staff and procedures in place to ensure our campuses are safe learning environments for our students,” Ken Vaughn, Tyler ISD Director of Student Services, stated. “We also need support from our parents and guardians to help us control what students bring to school.”

Tyler ISD wants to assure parents that no students were harmed during the incident today. The teacher and principal followed proper procedure to make sure that all students were safe throughout the day.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing and appropriate disciplinary measures will be taken concerning the student involved.