CLEARWATER, Fla. – Clearwater Police school resource officers arrested a teenager today after he brought a gun to school.
The 16-year-old Countryside High School student was charged with possessing a weapon on school property and possessing a firearm by a person under 18 years of age.
He was taken to the Pinellas County Juvenile Assessment Center.
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Officers became aware this morning that the suspect, a junior, had a gun in his backpack after another student alerted them to it. Officers said he did not threaten anyone with the weapon or plan any act of violence.
The gun was a Glock 48 9mm semiautomatic handgun.
The suspect admitted he had the gun in his backpack and also said he knew it was wrong to have it at school.
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