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Ninth-Grade Student Arrested At Gibbs High School In St. Petersburg With Gun

A ninth-grade student at Gibbs High School was arrested today and charged with possession of a weapon on school property, a felony.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A ninth-grade student at Gibbs High School was arrested today and charged with possession of a weapon on school property, a felony.

A teacher notified the School Resource officer about a social media post from the student showing himself holding a gun while standing inside the school bathroom.

He did not make any threats against anyone or against the school in the post, police say.

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An investigation was immediately launched, and the student, a 15- year- old boy, was arrested.

“The St. Petersburg Police makes the safety of students a top priority, and any weapon on campus, or other threat to school safety, will be thoroughly investigated. This serves as a reminder to students that social media posts are taken very seriously, and the consequences could be severe,” said SPPD.

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