Lake Marion Creek Middle School student arrested with gun


A 14-year-old was arrested in Polk County on Wednesday after deputies said he brought a gun to school. According to the Polk County Sheriff, the teenager is an eighth grader at Lake Marion Creek Middle School in Poinciana. firearm by a minor. A school resource assistant was alerted when a witness reported the teenager playing with a ball and told him he was going to ‘shoot the school’ and ‘no one will make it out alive’. teenager in his class and asked him if he had a gun. The student said yes, and the deputy pulled a 9mm Glock from the boy’s belt and a magazine from his pocket that was loaded with a cartridge. from the city. The boy’s grandfather had let him into the bedroom because he had asked to use the shower in the main bathroom. “The child who immediately reported this crime to school administrators is our hero – he heard something and immediately said something. It’s unclear what this eighth grader could have done otherwise. This young suspect is facing serious crimes,” Sheriff Grady Judd mentioned.

A 14-year-old was arrested in Polk County on Wednesday after deputies said he brought a gun to school.

According to the Polk County Sheriff, the teenager is in eighth grade at Lake Marion Creek Middle School in Poinciana.

He was charged with possession of a firearm on school property, grand theft of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a minor.

A school resource assistant was alerted when a witness reported the teenager was playing with a ball and told him he was going to ‘shoot the school’ and ‘no one will make it out alive’.

The deputy took the teenager out of his class and asked him if he had a gun. The student said yes, and the deputy pulled a 9mm Glock from the boy’s belt and a magazine from his pocket that was loaded with a cartridge.

Deputies discovered the teenager got the gun from his parents’ locked bedroom while they were out of town. The boy’s grandfather had let him into the bedroom because he had asked to use the shower in the main bathroom.

“The child who immediately reported this crime to school administrators is our hero – he heard something and immediately said something. It’s unclear what this eighth grader could have done otherwise. This young suspect is facing serious crimes,” Sheriff Grady Judd mentioned.


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