MADISON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — A 12-year-old boy has been suspended and could be facing criminal charges after being accused of bringing a gun to Madison County Central School multiple times.
The Madison County Sheriff's office says that a Madison County Central School resource officer was contacted by a school staff member on Sept. 25 about a gun being brought to the school.
The staff member told the officers that a students had shared some information about another student bringing a gun to school "at some point since the beginning of the 2019 school year."
MCSO immediately began investigating the claims and idenfied the accused student as a 12-year-old boy. The boy denied the accusations and was searched, however, no gun or weapon of any kind was found.
Deputies began interviewing other students and say multiple statements were made saying that the accused student brought a handgun to campus during the second week of school and brought a gun again approximately two weeks later.
"The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is forwarding all the collected statements to the State Attorney’s Office to review for possible charges being filed," deputies wrote in a press release.
The 12-year-old has been suspended from school while deputies investigate.
The investigation is still active and anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at 973-4001, the Madison County School District Office at 973-5022 or the School Resource Deputy.