For Immediate Release
February 12, 2008
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
STUDENT ARRESTED WITH FIREARM
A 17-year old student at Crestview High School is facing charges of possession of a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm on school grounds, and resisting arrest without violence.
A teacher found an empty gun box in a classroom around 10:50 a.m. Tuesday morning. The School Resource Officers and administrators immediately began searching for the suspected student. When he was located in a testing area in the cafeteria, he ran from the school but was caught near Jones Road. A deputy witnessed the teen throw down the gun and some ammunition, which was then recovered.
The gun, a Keltec .380, was not loaded at the time. No one was injured and investigators are questioning the student to try to determine why he brought the weapon to school.
His name will be released later today. Additional charges are also possible.
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