Leon County teen charged with bringing a gun to school

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Posted at 6:25 PM, Dec 20, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--A Leon High student now in police custody accused of bringing a gun to school.

Deputies say the 15-year old boy had the .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun in is his pocket.

Deputies say another student saw the gun and immediately told school administrators.

Less than a week after 20 students and six adults were shot and killed at a Connecticut elementary school, a ninth grade student is accused of carrying a gun to the Leon High School campus.

"I do feel safe at my school but since the Connecticut thing and now this, just worries me just a little bit," said Hannah Holgan.

It's also disturbing to Lt. Rory Robbins who oversees school resource officers.

"You would think someone would consider that before they even put themselves in that type of position," said Rory Robbins.

Deputies say the 15-year old boy had an unloaded gun in his pocket. After another student reported seeing it Thursday morning, deputies say they sprung into action.

"A thorough investigation was done, searching areas we knew he had access to and nothing else was found no ammunition and no other guns and there is no indication he had any intent of using the gun at the time," said Lt. Robbins.

They believe the student was planning to sell the gun to another student but instead, he's now in police custody charged with carrying a concealed firearm and possession of a firearm on school grounds.

School officials say the student was immediately suspended for 10 days and he could be expelled.