Teen arrested for having gun at Beaumont high school

Ryan White | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Ryan White, 18, is accused of brandishing a firearm while on the grounds of Beaumont ISD’s Ozen High School in March of this year.

BISD Police Department detective J.D. LaRive stated in his assertion of facts gleaned through investigation that White had the firearm, identified as a stolen 9 mm pistol, in his possession on school property around 7 a.m. the morning of March 28.

LaRive said he recovered the weapon from the teen’s car parked on campus.

Officers were alerted to White and his weapon possession via a social media post containing a picture of the suspect and the suspect gun.

LaRive said that White verbally admitted to the offense of possessing the weapon on school grounds but did not give a written version of his account