Godby High School student arrested with loaded gun and marijuana
The smell of marijuana led to the arrest of a Godby High School student with a loaded 9mm handgun and marijuana in his backpack, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office said.
Around noon on Friday, a teacher “detected the smell of marijuana coming from a 15-year-old student and escorted him to an administrator’s office.”
“During a search of the student’s backpack, school officials located and secured a loaded 9mm handgun and a plastic bag containing approximately 12 grams of marijuana,” according to an update. LCSO Online Day.
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A school resource officer was summoned and took the teenager into custody.
The deputy determined that the weapon was purchased “from an unknown source” and that there was “no intentional violence against other students or school personnel.”
The teenager was brought to the Juvenile Assessment Center after being charged with possession of a firearm on school property and possession of cannabis.
Lincoln High School student arrested at Godby football game in August
The arrest is the second for a loaded weapon on campus in two weeks.
On August 27, a Leon County School Resource Assistant arrested a 14-year-old, who had a loaded gun in his jacket during a Friday night football game between Lincoln and Godby at Gene Cox Stadium.
As part of its Cease Fire initiative, LCSO and Big Bend Crime Stoppers offer monetary rewards leading to the arrest of anyone who illegally possesses a firearm. Tipsters can remain anonymous and receive a $1,000 reward.
To report a tip, residents can call 850-574-TIPS. Callers will receive a tip code that can be checked for updates on the case. If an arrest is made, a redemption code will be sent, along with where the reward can be collected. Tipsters must use the anonymous system to receive the reward.
“Also, if you see anything that relates to school safety, please don’t broadcast it, report it,” an LCSO spokesperson said. “Students, staff, or parents are encouraged to contact their School Resource Assistant and school officials directly or use the Florida Fortify app to report concerns.”
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that a Lincoln High School student was arrested at Gene Cox Stadium with a loaded gun. The arrested 14-year-old was not enrolled in any school in Leon County.
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