- Associated Press - Sunday, February 18, 2018

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - A Midland, Texas, high school student arrested on felony charges of having a firearm on school grounds has bonded out of jail.

Midland County court records show Ostyn Jacob Williams was being held on a $10,000 bond for a third-degree felony weapons charge and a $10,000 bond for a third-degree felony of tampering with physical evidence. He bonded out Thursday.

The Midland Reporter-Telegram reports that the 17-year-old Midland High School student was arrested Tuesday after school district police received a tip that a student had a firearm on campus.

The campus was placed on lockdown.

According to Williams’ arrest affidavit, officers found a .40-caliber Taurus semi-automatic weapon behind a dictionary in a classroom.

It was not clear whether Williams had an attorney.

A conviction carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide