Police on Friday morning arrested a person accused of brandishing a weapon near Ball High School, according to the Galveston Police Department.

Police were called to an apartment complex in 4300 block of Avenue P at about 8:30 a.m. because of a report of a person who pulled out a weapon during an argument, police said.

The apartment complex is across the street from a high school parking lot and less than 1,000 feet from the school building.

The department released few details about the incident but confirmed that a person was taken into custody and that officers from the city police department and the school district's police department assisted in apprehending the person.

Police seized a stolen gun during the incident, Galveston Police Department spokesman Sgt. Xavier Hancock said.

The person in custody was a high-school age juvenile, Hancock said.

The incident prompted the school district to lock the doors at the high school, 4115 Ave. O, at 8:30 a.m., and prevent people from entering or leaving the school.

The lockout ended at 9:10 a.m., according to the school district. No one was injured during the incident, Hancock said.

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


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(4) comments

Gary Miller

???? Was the gun legally owned and displayed? The School is probably a "gun free" zone but that doesn't include the area around the school. The person who called the police should have been arrested and required to learn Texas Gun laws.

Bailey Jones

Since when is "brandishing a firearm" legal behavior?


CHAPTER 42. DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND RELATED OFFENSES - Disorderly conduct - (a) A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly (8) displays a firearm or other deadly weapon in a public place in a manner calculated to alarm.

Maybe you should be required to learn Texas Gun laws.

Gary Miller

Bailey> Did the kid with the gun "Brandish" it? Or did some anti gun nut claim he did? The school was not involved until police overreacted. The kid was arrested for having a stolen gun, lazy reporter left that out.

Erin Brucia

The article says police seized a stolen gun. What about that is legal to you?

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