Student arrested after gun found at Ocala school

Posted: 3:46 PM, Aug 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-22 15:46:30-04

OCALA, Fla.-- Officials revealed that a tenth-grade student is in custody after a gun was found at West Point High School in Ocala.

A student told a school resource officer the tenth grader had a gun, according to authorities. 

The officer removed the boy from class and discovered a pistol and a loaded magazine. 

Ocala police said the magazine was not loaded into the gun. 

The student was arrested and faces charges including possession of a firearm on school grounds. 

A rumor surfaced that another student had a gun in his vehicle, but authorities investigated and found no evidence to support that rumor.