Orange County

Winter Park High student, 15, accused of bringing gun, bullets to school in backpack

WINTER PARK, Fla. — Police arrested a freshman at Winter Park High School after they said he brought a handgun, magazine and bullets to school in his backpack on Wednesday.

Officers said they found out about the gun when another student alerted them through the Fortify Florida app, which is used to report suspicious activity.

The school was placed on a brief lockdown Wednesday after the reports of a student with a possible weapon on campus came in.

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Officials said law enforcement immediately investigated and identified a ninth-grade student on the campus and took him into custody.

Disciplinary action will be taken against the student in accordance with the Code of Student Conduct, a school spokesperson said.

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Officials said all students and staff members at Winter Park High School are safe.

A Connect Orange message was sent out to all Winter Park High School families.

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Channel 9 is working to gather more information and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.

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