15-year-old arrested for bringing gun to school

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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2012 8:38 pm | Updated: 8:38 pm, Thu Dec 20, 2012.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A 15-year-old high school student was arrested for bringing a semi-automatic handgun to a school in north Florida.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office said that the ninth-grader at Leon High School brought the weapon to school on Thursday morning. He was spotted by another student who informed school authorities.

The student was charged with carrying a concealed firearm and for possessing a firearm on school grounds. Leon High officials told parents the gun was not loaded.

This is the second incident involving a student and guns in the last week in Leon County.

Last Friday a student at Florida A&M University Developmental Research School was found with a firearm in his book bag. The student, who had been threatening suicide, was taken into custody by FAMU police.

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