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11-year-old arrested after bringing BB gun to Seminole Elementary School

Deputies say gun looked like real handgun
BB gun at Seminole Elementary School
Posted at 11:10 AM, Dec 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-03 11:11:59-05

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — An 11-year-old student at an Okeechobee County school was arrested Thursday after bringing a BB gun to campus.

According to the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, a concerned student told a teacher at Seminole Elementary School that another student was carrying a gun.

The student in question was approached by a teacher and searched by another staff member.

Deputies said a BB gun was found in the student's waistband.

The gun, which deputies said looked like a real handgun, was confiscated, and the student was arrested on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon.

Deputies said there was no threat made to anyone on campus.

The student was not identified.