COCONUT CREEK, FLA. (WSVN) - A teenage student at Coconut Creek High School was arrested on the first day of school after being found in possession of a handgun on campus.
The incident led to a brief lockdown of the school, located at 1400 NW 44th Ave, at approximately 1:15 p.m., Monday.
According to officials, school security acted promptly after receiving a report from another student who spotted a handgun.
The 15-year-old’s bag was quickly searched, leading to the discovery of the firearm.
While Coconut Creek Police said no direct threats were made, the individual was taken into custody.
The teen has been charged with several felonies, including possession of a handgun as a minor, concealing a firearm, and disrupting a school function.
Broward Schools Superintendent Peter Licata released a statement that reads in part:
We are deeply disturbed that a student’s actions; however, we are pleased that the message of See Something, Say Something continues to help our schools be safer learning environments for all. It was thanks to a student seeing and saying something that campus security was alerted of the issue.
Following the arrest, the teenager was transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center.
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