Tampa middle schooler had gun on campus, deputies say

A Webb Middle School seventh-grader was arrested Monday after being found with a gun on campus, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

Tampa police forwarded an anonymous tip to deputies that the 14-year-old, whose name we are withholding because of his age, was selling drugs on school property and was known to carry a gun.

School administrators searched the student's property and found an unloaded Diamondback Arms .380 semi-automatic pistol and two live bullets in his backpack.

The student was arrested and transported to the Hillsborough County Juvenile Assessment Center. He has been charged with possession of a firearm on school property and being a minor in possession of a firearm.

 

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