(SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS) — SAN ANTONIO — A Madison High School student was taken into custody Monday after weapons were found in his backpack, which caused the school to be locked down, police said.
The school was placed on lockdown around 10:15 a.m. By 11:28 p.m., the lockdown had been lifted and the school released the students back to their classes.
The male student, 17, had three loaded guns and a 12-inch knife, said Aubrey Chancellor, a spokeswoman for North East Independent School District. One of the guns was an AK-47, one was a 45-caliber and one was a .22 caliber, Chancellor said. The student had additional magazines in his backpack, she added.
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It is unknown whether he was planning a mass shooting, but Chancellor said he told district police that he intended to make some demands over the intercom system, although she did not know what those were. He told authorities that “if the demands were not met, he had planned on committing violence,” Chancellor said.