INDIALANTIC, Fla. (AP) -- A middle school student was arrested after officials found an unloaded semi-automatic handgun in his backpack.
Brevard County Sheriff's deputies say the 15-year-old student hasn't been very forthcoming about why he brought the gun to Herbert Hoover Middle School on Wednesday.
Florida Today reports the school's on-campus resource officer received an anonymous tip that the student had some kind of weapon. Deputy Michael Doyle found the student and administrators searched the backpack.
The student was arrested at the school and is being held at the Brevard County Juvenile Detention Center. He's charged with possession of a firearm on school property and carrying a concealed firearm.