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Nederland Police investigating weapon complaint at high school

NEDERLAND — During the first lunch period Thursday at Nederland High School, a student was being picked up in the student parking lot.

School District officials said another student witnessed a weapon in the vehicle as it was leaving campus, adding it was quickly reported to administration.

Authorities said the Nederland police officers on campus “responded immediately” and began an investigation.

“Student and staff safety are the top priority of Nederland ISD and we commend the student for taking the appropriate action and reporting it to campus administration,” a release from the School District said.

“The Nederland Police Department will have an increased presence at district schools while this incident is being investigated.”

School officials ask those who have information that would be supportive to this investigation to contact the Nederland Police Department at 409-722-4965.