Suwannee Democrat


May 2, 2014

SMS student arrested for gun at school Wednesday

Live Oak —

A 13-year-old Suwannee Middle School student was arrested Wednesday for allegedly showing a handgun to two others while on campus and during school, according to a school official and the sheriff.

The handgun did not have any live rounds and no injuries were reported.

According to school officials and Sheriff Tony Cameron, the student showed the gun to the two during a physical education class. One of the students told a coach who immediately told the school resource officer. The school resource officer then reportedly immediately apprehended the weapon and the student.

Cameron said the student reportedly told the two that if they told anyone he would shoot them.

The student, whose name is not being released, was charged with possession of a firearm on school campus, and two counts of aggravated assaulted for threatening to shoot the two if they talked.

Cameron said the student was turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

A school official said the student will be given due process. The school board will decide the fate of the student’s schooling which could include expulsion. 

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