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Blotter: Two Northwest High School students arrested after bringing loaded gun to school, police say

Two Northwest High School students were arrested Tuesday afternoon after one of them brought a loaded handgun to school to sell it, according to Fort Worth police spokesman Jimmy Pollozani. 

Both students were found to be in possession of the gun during the day, and they were charged with unlawful possession of a weapon in a prohibited place, he said. 

One of the students was under the age of 17 and was transported to a juvenile detention facility in Fort Worth. The other suspect was treated as an adult and booked into the Fort Worth City Jail, said Pollozani, adding that he didn't know the students' exact ages or genders. 

According to a news release from Northwest ISD, two students notified administrators around noon after they saw a photo of a student with a handgun on social media. An investigation led the school's on-campus officer to the weapon within minutes, the release said. 

During the roughly half-hour investigation, police discovered another student possessed the gun earlier in the day, and both suspects were taken into custody by Fort Worth police. 

"This is exactly why we must come together as a school community and dig deeper into the safety and security of our schools," Northwest ISD Superintendent Ryder Warren said in a letter to parents Tuesday. 

Northwest High School is in far north Fort Worth, in southwestern Denton County.

Other reports 

1600 block of East McKinney Street — A theft victim was doing her own investigating to try to find the person who stole her cellphone from her vehicle last week, according to a Denton police report. 

After someone broke into her vehicle and stole the phone on Friday, the 26-year-old woman said the suspect used an application on the phone to make a transaction from her personal bank account without authorization. She said the suspect entered personal information into the phone and she was able to trace the information to the person using the device, according to the report. 

She said no other items were stolen from her vehicle. Police identified the possible suspect, but no arrests were made, the report said. 

700 block of Fort Worth Drive — Compass Bank is pursuing criminal charges against a customer who was accused of repeatedly threatening to "blow up" the building on Monday, according to a police report. 

A bank employee told police at about 10 a.m. that the customer became upset before making the threats. The exact circumstances of the incident are unclear.  

Other employees feared for their safety at the time, the report said, but no arrests were made. The investigation is ongoing. 

3100 block of Bend Creek Drive — A woman allegedly made about $31,000 in unauthorized transactions from May to December using her boyfriend's credit cards, according to police. 

The 33-year-old victim, who reported the theft to police Monday afternoon, said he started dating the woman in May after they met on Tinder, a mobile matchmaking application. He said he noticed some unauthorized transactions on his credit card around that time, according to the police report. 

He told police he noticed an increase in fraudulent charges in September. The suspect had also allegedly used his name to apply for apartments and open "accounts," which weren't specified in the police report. 

2000 block of North Elm Street — A 25-year-old woman was arrested Monday after cutting her boyfriend with a knife at the Crescent apartments,  police said. 

According to the police report, the couple starting arguing over a post on Snapchat, a social media platform that allows users to share videos and photos. Police did not elaborate on the exact post in the report.  

2700 block of West University Drive — A Walmart employee waved down officers Monday after staff caught a 23-year-old man allegedly shoplifting inside, according to a police report.  

Police saw the man on video surveillance footage walking out the door with merchandise. The man was taken to Denton City Jail on a theft charge.

300 block of North Wood Street — A 58-year-old man said someone has been using his Social Security number to get jobs at several locations in Denton, according to a police report. 

The man filed the report through a friend because he didn't speak English, the report said. The report did not include where the man's Social Security number was used. 


From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 912 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 42 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 157 calls for service and made eight arrests.

Denton firefighters responded to 27 medical calls, one vehicle crash and one grass fire.