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Student Arrested At Hillsborough High School With A Gun On Campus

 A 17-year-old student at Hillsborough High School was arrested on Tuesday afternoon with a firearm on campus.

TAMPA, Fla. – A 17-year-old student at Hillsborough High School was arrested on Tuesday afternoon with a firearm on campus.

According to Tampa Police, at around 2:30 pm on Tuesday, the School Resource Officer assigned to Hillsborough High was notified by a student that another student had a firearm on campus.

The officer immediately responded to the gymnasium, located the student, and escorted him to the office. The student admitted to having a firearm in his possession, which was recovered from the student’s backpack.

The juvenile was arrested and transported to the JAC without further incident.

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“At no time, did the student threaten anyone or make any threats with the firearm,” said Jamel Lanee’ TPD Spokesperson.

Elijah Ford, 17, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm on school property and Minor in possession of a firearm.

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