TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Staff at one Leon County School acted quickly Friday after they smelled marijuana coming from a student.
Nims Middle School employees searched the 15-year old boy's backpack and found marijuana and a loaded gun.
The student was immediately taken to the school deputy, and arrested.
For the Leon County Sheriff's Office, this incident shows how important it is to stay aware of their surroundings.
"It's always important no matter where you are, especially in schools, but no matter where you are, if you see something, say something," said LCSO Deputy Dave Teems. "If you see suspicious going on, we'd much rather go and find out there's really nothing to it than for you not to say something and find out there's more to it than anticipated."
The gun that was found in the student's backpack had been reported stolen to the Tallahassee Police Department.
Because of this, he was charged with grand theft of a firearm, along with other charges.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Leon County Sheriff's Office has charged a 15-year-old student after he was found with a fully loaded gun in his backpack Friday morning.
LCSO says the student was charged with possession of concealed weapon on school campus, possession of firearm by a minor, grand theft of a firearm, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.
Deputies say the Nims student was arrested after a fully loaded firearm was found in his backpack by school staff.
Staff then brought the 15-year-old student to LCSO Deputy Daniel Ellison after finding gun in the bag along with cannabis. Officers later learned the gun was reported stolen.
Chris Petley, a LCS spokesperson, confirmed the 8th grade student was arrested late Friday morning.
He says the the student will be immediately suspended and will be recommend to the school board for expulsion.
LCSO is reminding everyone to report suspicious incidents to law enforcement.