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.”