Plant City High School student arrested for bringing loaded gun to school

PLANT CITY, Fla. (WFLA) – A Plant City High School student was arrested after a loaded gun was found in his backpack, authorities said.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office was called to the school around 3 p.m. Tuesday after school administrators discovered a .40 caliber handgun and drug paraphernalia in the possession of a 14-year-old student.

Police said the student was involved in a fight with another student after school let out. When a school resource officer and teachers tried to break up the fight, the student ran away but was later apprehended.

School officials searched his backpack and discovered a Glock Model 22 with 11 bullets and scales.

The student was taken into custody and charged with Possession of Firearm on School Property (Felony) and Possession of Equipment – Posses and/or use. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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