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Two Dwyer High School students accused of carrying firearms

Posted at 10:19 PM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 23:51:24-05

Two Dwyer High School students were arrested Friday after being accused of carrying firearms.

According the Riviera Beach police, at 2:59 p.m. the department received information that one student was on a school bus headed to Riviera Beach.

"I’m thankful for the student who told administration that two other students were armed. I’m also grateful to School District Police and Riviera Beach Police for their immediate reaction and safe intervention," said Dwyer High School Principal Corey Brooks.

Members of the Riviera Beach Police Tatical Unit located the school bus before it arrived at the scheduled drop off stop, in the 300 block of Avenue I.

Officers stopped the bus and identified the student carrying the firearm. The student was detained and the firearm was confiscated, police say.

Officers notified the arrest to the Palm Beach County School District, as protocol. School district police arrived on the scene where Riviera Beach police turned the student and the firearm to them.

It's not known where the second student was arrest.

Each student is facing a charge of possession of a firearm as well as disciplinary actions as outlined in the student code of conduct.