13-year-old student arrested for bringing gun to Manatee County school

BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) – A 13-year-old Manatee County student is facing charges after he was found with a loaded handgun and a small amount of marijuana.

The county sheriff’s office said school officials received information that the student had a firearm on campus.

Deputies found the weapon and drugs in the student’s backpack.

The student told deputies he found the gun on the side of the road.

He is charged with possession of a firearm on school property, carrying a concealed firearm and possession of marijuana under 20 grams.

The investigation is ongoing.

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