Samuel Nevers, Jr., Palm Beach Lakes High School student, arrested for possession of a gun on campus

'Was going to kill' according to affidavit

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -  A student arrested on February 1st for bringing a loaded weapon to school said he was glad he got caught because he was going to kill, according to a newly released probable cause affidavit.

School district police arrested 17-year-old Samuel Nevers, Jr., for possession of a Smith & Wesson .40 caliber handgun at Palm Beach Lakes Community High School.

Nevers was pulled out of class and detained after a school administrator heard he may be in possession of a gun.

An assistant principal and a uniformed school police officer took Nevers into a restroom where the officer conducted a pat down and said he found the handgun in a green Army jacket Nevers was wearing.

It contained seven rounds in the magazine and one ready to fire in the chamber.

Nevers said he stole the gun, according to the affidavit.

Asked why he brought it to school, Nevers said some guy off campus is always "trying him," according to the report. Nevers also said he was glad he got caught because he was going to kill the person, the report said.

Parents contacted outside Palm Beach Lakes High School said they are concerned. 

"Well actually as a parent obviously I feel very terrified, very fearful for my daughter and you fear that the children aren't very safe in school," said Sandra Casiano.

When reached by phone, Nevers's mother confirmed she was aware of the situation but the hung up when asked for a comment.

Nevers is charged with possession of a firearm on school property and carrying a concealed firearm and is being held on a $75,000 bond.

NewsChannel 5's Jeff Skrzypek contributed to this report.

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