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Gun found at Leon High School

There is no threat to the school
Posted at 1:06 PM, Sep 13, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Leon County Sheriff's Office confirmed a gun was found and confiscated at Leon High School Tuesday morning.

According to reports, a 17-year-old was found to be in possession of a loaded Glock 22. Administrators were investigating a separate incident involving the student when he admitted to having a gun in his backpack.

Leon High Principal Michael Bryan sent an email to parents to alert them to the situation and confirmed that "no threats of any kind were involved and the campus is now secure."

The juvenile was taken into custody and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center and is charged with possession of a firearm on school property.

"The SRD's investigation is still active," LCSO said. "However, it has been determined the gun has not been reported stolen and the student did not brandish or use it in a threatening manner against any students or staff."

Based on LCSO reports, this is the third incident of a gun found on campus.

On Aug. 26, a 14-year-old was in possession of a gun at Gene Cox Stadium.

Another incident was reported Sept. 9 when a 15-year-old student was arrested for possession of a firearm and possession of cannabis.