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UPDATE:: Three Fairview Middle School students arrested

Leon County Sheriff's Office (generic)
Posted at 6:15 PM, Nov 21, 2013
and last updated 2014-04-10 10:44:03-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--Leon County Schools is issuing a strong statement about zero tolerance, after deputies say three students brought weapons to school in just one week.

School leaders say the students are now suspended and they could be expelled.

Monday Leon County deputies arrested a 14-year old who they say he carried a .22 caliber handgun to school along with marijuana. Then on Wednesday Leon County deputies, along with another 14-year old and 15-year old were taken into custody for a having knives. The students were taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center and are facing weapons and drug charges.

The school system says no threats were made and that Fairview Middle School is safe.

If you have any safety concerns, the school system says you can call the 24-hour district security center at (850) 617-5979.

You can also report any information anonymously through the Leon County Schools app from your smartphone.

November 20, 2013 5:25 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Three Fairview Middle School students are facing charges for allegedly bringing weapons and drugs to school.

Lt. James McQuaig with Leon County Sheriff's Office says two 14-year-olds and a 15-year-old were arrested Monday after School resource Deputies found the trio possessing an assortment of weapons and drugs. Their names are being withheld because of their age.

One 14-year-old had a .22 caliber handgun and marijuana, deputies say. The other 14-year-old allegedly had a large knife and marijuana. The 15-year-old was arrested after having been found to have a spring loaded knife.

School officials and resource deputies are maintaining heightened security awareness in the wake of recent events taking place in close proximity to the campus.