Gun discovered in student’s backpack at DeLand Middle School

DeLAND, Fla. — A gun was discovered Wednesday afternoon in the backpack of a student at DeLand Middle School, the DeLand Police Department said.


Police said they were called shortly after 2 p.m. to the school after a report of a gun being discovered on campus.

The school was placed on a lockdown as police located the student who had a gun in his backpack.

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Investigators said the student did not threatening anyone with the gun.

He was taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

The lockdown has since been lifted.

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Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly, WFTV.com

Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.

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