Security guard leaves gun at Fort Worth middle school

Posted Friday, May. 03, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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A Fort Worth police officer assigned to McLean Middle School found a handgun in a teachers’ restroom on Friday that belonged to a security guard who was picking up cafeteria money, a district spokesman said.

“The school went into lockdown mode until the administration, the principal and assistant principal and the police could figure out what happened,” said spokesman Clint Bond, who was not sure whether the gun was loaded. The school district plans to send a letter home to parents explaining what happened, he said.

A person who answered the phone at Trinity Armored Security in Fort Worth said it was one of their employees who left the gun at the school and that he owned the weapon. Trinity does not issue guns to employees, said the man, who declined to identify himself.

The security guard in question, described as “not a long term employee,” resigned Friday afternoon, the man said.

Jessamy Brown

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