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Student arrested at a high school with gun on campus

Incident occurred Friday
Posted at 8:40 PM, Apr 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-29 20:40:21-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Leon County Sheriff's Office said it arrested a student with a firearm at a high school.

According to the news release provided by the sheriff's office, a school resource deputy at Rickards High School arrested and charged a 17-year-old male student for having a loaded gun on school property Friday afternoon.

The LCSO added school administrators stopped the student, who was not in class during school hours.

The school resource deputy was notified after the loaded gun, which was described as a glock, was found during a search of the student's book bag.

The student was detained and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center. The student was also charged with grand theft of a firearm.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office encourages families to discuss with their children the potential consequences of bringing a weapon to school and if they “See Something, Say Something.”

The FortifyFL app is available to anonymously report Leon County Schoolrelated suspicious activity or call 850-922-KIDS.