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.