Two Ball High School students were arrested Tuesday after school police found a stolen gun in one of their cars, officials said.

No one was injured during the incident, and there were not any threats made against the school, police said. The people arrested were a 17-year-old male student, and a juvenile female student.

The Galveston Police Department notified the school district police department Tuesday that the male student was a suspect in the Monday burglary of a vehicle in the 1500 block of Strand Street.

The owner of the vehicle reported that a handgun was stolen out of the vehicle, and that he had surveillance video of a person committing the burglary, police said.

Police reviewed the video, spoke to witnesses, and identified the student, police said.

Galveston police notified school district police on Tuesday morning, police said.

The student took police to the car, which was parked on campus, and retrieved the gun from the glovebox, police said.

The car was owned by a 15-year-old female student, police said. She said she knew the gun was in the car, police said.

Daryus Cooper, 17, was arrested and charged with burglary of a motor vehicle, and unlawfully carrying a weapon, police said. His bond was set at $10,000.

The female student was arrested and charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon in a weapon free zone, police said. Her name was not released.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


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