Student charged with claiming to have gun at school

Christopher Jones
Posted at 8:58 AM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 11:39:36-05

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a Florida high school student was arrested after telling a teacher he had a gun to get her attention.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that 18-year-old Deltona High School student Christopher Jones was charged Monday with making a false report of a bomb or explosion on public property.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office says Jones claimed to have a gun in his backpack but then immediately said he was kidding. When the teacher demanded he hand over his bag, he left the classroom. A school resource officer responded and found the student. No gun was found in the backpack.

Jones was free on $1,000 bail.