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Vanguard High Student Arrested After Bringing Gun to School

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OCALA – A Vanguard High School student was arrested Tuesday after bringing a gun to school according to Ocala Police.

According to police, a concerned student approached school resource officer Ofc. R. Williams and stated that they believed another student had a gun in his backpack.

The teen in question was allegedly overheard telling another student that he had a gun in his backpack after he swung his backpack and hit a pole causing a metal banging sound.

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During the investigation, the 17-year-old student was removed from class at which time Ofc. Williams searched his backpack and found a loaded Ruger .22 cal handgun.

The teen was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm on school property, possession of a firearm by a minor, and improper exhibition of a firearm.

He was transported to the Marion County Jail Juvenile Division.

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