Seminole County high school student arrested for having gun on campus

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — A student at Lyman High School was arrested Friday for having an unloaded gun on campus, according to school officials.


No specific threat was ever made to the campus, the school principal said in an email to parents.

Around 1:30 p.m., school resources officers with the Longwood Police Department were notified of a 15-year-old student causing a disturbance with a school employee, according to police.

During officers’ interaction with the student, he attempted to place a backpack in a different classroom while speaking with officers. The student became disruptive with employees and refused to cooperate with school resource officers, and became combative with officers before eventually being taken into custody.

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Officers searched the backpack and found the unloaded gun inside it.

The student and parents will be questioned further and in addition to criminal charges, the appropriate level of disciplinary action will occur, according to the email.

“One of the top priorities of Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) and our entire staff here at Lake Howell High School is to create a safe, positive, and focused learning environment,” the email reads. “Your child’s well-being is of primary concern, and we take these incidents very seriously.”

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No further details were immediately available.

Parents are being asked to remind their children that if they ever see or hear about a fellow student with a weapon at school to report it immediately to their teachers or administrators or contact Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477 (TIPS).

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.