St. Petersburg, Florida -- Two 11th graders at Gibbs High School were arrested on campus Friday afternoon for bringing drugs and a gun to school.
St. Pete Police officers received at tip two students at Gibbs High School had brought a handgun to school Friday and that is was in a school locker.
Several officers responded to the school and met with Gibbs High School administrators and the search began. Thanks to the detailed description of the two students, authorities and administrators were able to identify the students as Zaki Starks and Zicari Gibbons.
Officers found Starks and detained him near his locker. During a search of its contents, they found Hydromorphone -- also known as Dilaudid, crack cocaine and over $1,400 in cash in his jacket's pocket.
St. Pete Police then found Gibbons in the gym and, during a search of his locker, found his backpack, student ID, and a Kel-Tec 9mm semi-automatic handgun. The gun was not loaded, however, a 10-round magazine was found in the locker next to it with seven rounds of ammo in it.
Officers say Gibbons admitted he knew the gun was in his locker but didn't say why it was there.
Both boys were arrested and taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center.
Starks, 16, has been charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell.
Gibbons, 17, has been charged with Possession of a Firearm on School Property. Gibbons is also the son of Deveron Gibbons who is a former mayoral candidate in St. Pete.