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Mebane Middle School student brings firearm to school
August 29, 2022
Press release from Alachua Police Department
ALACHUA, Fla. – At approximately 1:00 p.m. today, the Mebane Middle School resource officer was notified by a teacher, who was notified by a student, that a student was in possession of a firearm inside his backpack while on the school campus. The school was placed into lockdown shortly after receiving this information.
The school resource officer made contact with the student, who was in P.E. class. At the time of contact, the student’s backpack was located in the locker room. The student was asked if he was in possession of a firearm and replied that he did not have a firearm, nor did he know anything about a firearm. The school dean took possession of the student’s backpack and conducted a search. Once the backpack was unzipped, a silver pistol was located in clear view. The school resource officer took possession of the firearm. Post Miranda Warning, the student admitted to bringing the pistol from his residence to school.
Once the student was detained and the incident was deemed safe by the school resource officer, the school lockdown was lifted and the school returned to normal operations
The student was arrested for Carrying a Concealed Firearm (F.S.S. 790.01-2) and Possession of a Firearm on School Property (F.S.S. 790.115-2b). The student was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center.
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