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Police arrest three Texas high school students found with gun magazines

A Texas high school was put into lockdown yesterday amid reports of three students with a handgun inside a bathroom.

Police rushed to Akins Early College High School in Austin to secure the main school building and quickly located the students they had been called about.

The district's police chief, Ashley Gonzalez, confirmed that two ammunition magazines on one of the students in question.

Austin Independent School District (ISD) reported that no shots were fired, and officers never found a gun.

They added that students and staff remained safe inside the building while officers dealt with the students. Parents were sent text messages urging them to keep away.

Akins Early College High School in Austin, Texas was put into lockdown at 10am yesterday amid claim three students had a handgun inside a bathroom

The district's police chief, Ashley Gonzalez, confirmed that two ammunition magazines on one of the students in question

The lockdown, which began at 10am yesterday, has since been de-escalated to a hold.

'We talk about "see something, say something",' Gonzalez told a press briefing. 'Something was seen that triggered this response, and we were able to act quickly.' 

The lockdown drill enacted by staff involved students and teachers remaining in classrooms and turning off lights in case of an immediate threat inside the school. 

Parent Cynthia Lopez told KXAN that she immediately rushed to the school after hearing about the lockdown. 

Austin Independent School District (ISD) reported that no shots were fired, and officers never found a gun

'I [received] messages from the school saying not to come up here,' said Lopez, who has two children at the school. 'But how could you not come up here with your kid being in danger?'

It was confirmed soon afterwards that the students had been detained. They were not expected to return to school today. 

Austin ISD Police said the incident is still being investigated.  

The lockdown came justa. day after a 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at Oxford High School in Oakland County, Michigan, killing four students and injuring several others. 

Tate Myre, 16; Hana St. Juliana, 14; and 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin were killed during the rampage. Justin Shilling, 17, died in the hospital on Wednesday morning. 

Chilling footage from the school showed the moment the shooter 'tried to lure out frightened pupils' by posing as a cop and telling them they didn't have to hide. 

It was confirmed soon afterwards that the students had been detained. They were not expected to return to school today

Police said that on the eve of the killings, the teen recorded a video saying he was planning to launch an attack at the school the next day. Crumbley is said to have echoed similar sentiments in a journal found in his backpack.

The video was not posted online and there was no advance warning, according to Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard. It was discovered after the shooting. 

His motive remains unclear. Initially, other students at the school said he was being bullied but the police, his older brother and prosecutors say there is no evidence of that. 

Crumbley, according to prosecutor Karen McDonald, wanted to murder 'as many students as he could'. 

He shot his victims at close range, wounding them in the cheeks, jaws, shoulders and necks, after opening fire in the hallways of the school.

Yesterday, prosecutors described watching 'horrific' surveillance video footage of the shooting.