Tuesday morning at 9:50am Navasota Police dispatch received several calls in reference to a male subject wearing dark clothing, riding a bicycle, and possessing an assault weapon. The caller said the subject was near Webb elementary but traveling towards Brule elementary school in Navasota.
For safety, NISD was contacted and asked to place the elementary schools on a soft lockdown.
The Navasota Police Department patrolled the areas between the schools and within a few minutes located a subject who was in possession of an assault rifle that was identified as an airsoft rifle. The rifle’s orange safety markings usually identifying it as an airsoft rifle were painted over. The subject stated he was playing a prank on a friend.
At 10:13am NISD was given the all clear and classes were to continue as normal.