Police: Gun used in Lakewood High selfie was stolen

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The gun used in a Snapchat selfie taken by students on campus at Lakewood High was stolen during a home burglary, St. Petersburg police reported Wednesday.

A third teen joins two others who were arrested yesterday after the selfie was reported to authorities. The 16-year-old was charged with armed burglary and violation of probation after it was learned he was involved with the gun theft on December 14.

A 17-year-old who posed in the pictures faces additional charges of burglary of a dwelling, grand theft and marijuana possession.

ORIGINAL STORY FOLLOWS BELOW

Two students were arrested Tuesday after one of them posted a photo of himself with a gun on social media, St. Petersburg police said.

Shortly after 2 p.m., the school resource officer at Lakewood High School was told about a Snapchat photo of a 15-year-old student posing in a bathroom with a handgun.

The officer detained the 15-year-old, who informed him another student, a 17-year-old male, also took selfies with the gun.

The 17-year-old was no longer on campus, Investigators, including a gun-sniffing K-9, searched the campus and found no gun.

Police went to the 17-year-old's home and found the gun shown in the photo.

Both teens, who we are not naming because of their ages, were charged with possessing a weapon on campus. The 17-year-old may face additional charges as the investigation continues.

Besides the criminal charges, both students will also face school consequences, including the possibility of expulsion, police said.

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