SEGUIN, TX – Seguin ISD was notified Tuesday morning (Aug. 22, 2023) that an elementary student accidentally discharged a loaded firearm on a school bus entering the Jefferson Elementary School parking lot according to a social media post from the district. Thankfully, no one was injured during the incident. The bus driver immediately recovered the handgun from the student, and the Seguin Police Department was contacted. Local law enforcement is on the scene at the elementary school conducting an investigation.
While initial reports show the student did not threaten anyone with the weapon, this is still a very serious situation and a significant breach of our school safety protocols. The student remains off campus while the investigation continues.
Students from Jefferson and Koennecke Elementary Schools, as well as one student from Ball Elementary School, were on the bus at the time the weapon was discharged. The parents of all students are being contacted to inform them of the incident and reassure them their children are safe. Our professional school counselors will be available for any student or family in need of assistance today.
Possessing and discharging a firearm on school property violates state and federal law, as well as our Student Code of Conduct. Student and staff safety remains our top priority in Seguin ISD. Parents are urged to ensure that students are prepared and in compliance each school day. Students should report any unsafe activity to a teacher, bus driver or school administrator.
We will cooperate with this active police investigation and share any additional information about this situation as it becomes available.