Deputies Release Name of Teen with Gun at Lincoln High School

Aaron Hatcher
Posted at 10:59 AM, Aug 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-25 15:20:26-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Lincoln High School was on lockdown Tuesday morning, according to Leon County Schools.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office says school staff saw Aaron Hatcher drive onto the campus. It was determined that Hatcher was not a student and deputies say when Hatcher was asked why he was there, he would not tell the staff.

The School Resource Deputy spoke with Hatcher who told him he was there to pick up a friend. That is when deputies say the officer spotted the gun, a .22 rifle in the floor of the back seat.

Officers say Hatcher was also wearing some kind of pull-up mask around his neck. Hatcher told the deputy he was planning on going hunting after getting his friend.

Hatcher was then taken into custody while administration put their safety plan in action, according to LCSO.

The student Hatcher claimed to be picking up was located and confirmed to staff that he had asked Hatcher to come pick him up.

The lockdown lasted 30 minutes before the school returned to normal operations according to Chris Petley with Leon County Schools.

Hatcher was taken to the Leon County Jail and charged with possession of weapon of a school campus and trespassing.