Teen accused of bringing loaded gun to Florida middle school

Posted at 7:37 AM, Dec 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-10 07:37:59-05

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Deputies say a 13-year-old Florida boy is accused of bringing a loaded gun to his middle school.

Harllee Middle School officials tell news outlets they received information on Thursday that the teen had a firearm on campus. Manatee County Sheriff's deputies found the weapon and a small amount of marijuana in the boy's backpack.

The boy told investigators he found the gun on the side of the road.

He's charged with possession of a firearm on school property, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana.

Manatee County school district spokesman Mike Barber tells the Bradenton Herald the student will be either expelled or reassigned to another school.

An investigation continues.