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Teen Allegedly Sneaks Gun into Local Football Game


Richardson ISD Wildcat-Ram Stadium | Image by Flickr

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A 17-year-old was arrested Friday after allegedly trying to sneak a gun into a local high school football game.

Metal detectors are placed at the Richardson ISD Wildcat-Ram Stadium; however, police said the weapon was passed through a fence.

The incident occurred on September 23 at a football game between Lake Highlands and Berkner.

At approximately 7:20 p.m., a witness approached Richardson police officers at the game and told them they had witnessed a gun being passed through a fence at the stadium, according to the Dallas police, speaking with The Dallas Express.

The Richardson officers notified the Dallas Police Department of the incident, and officers were dispatched to the scene.

Dallas police were able to locate the suspect, identified as Marktavis Hicks. He was charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon in prohibited places, a second-degree felony.

According to a Richardson ISD spokesperson, Hicks is not a student in the Richardson Independent School District (RISD). Berkner High School Principal Kristy Cage and Lake Highlands High School Principal Kerri Jones released a joint statement with details in an email.

The pair reported that “RISD security protocols worked as intended, and the person was arrested directly after being observed attempting to circumvent the metal detectors that are part of the entry process.”

They added, “No one was injured.”

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2 months ago

Two years min in state lockup. $25000.00 dollar fine also. Play hardball with these thugs.

2 months ago

I think it’s funny that they state that security protocols worked as intended. Seems to me there is a gap in the security protocol if you able to hand a gun through the fence. Luckily some passerby happen to see it happen and reported to the police.

Just curious, the game was in Richardson but the Richardson police had to contact Dallas police to come Investigate? That just seems odd.

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2 months ago

Yet the Governor still is okay with selling high powered weapons and ammo to teenagers. Never understand how this can be part of a well regulated militia!