Sheriff: Teen charged after gun found at Marion County high school

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — A Marion County teen is facing felony charges after deputies say he brought a stolen handgun to school last year.

According to the Marion County Sheriff’s office, on Oct 21, deputies we called to Forest High School after a student reported finding a handgun inside a restroom.


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After placing the school on lockdown, deputies began reviewing surveillance video from the area near the restroom.

Deputies said they saw a student, later identified as 14-year-old Tyson Wayne Disalvo entering and exiting the restroom multiple times and acting suspiciously just before the gun was found.

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Investigators later learned that the gun had been stolen during a string of vehicle burglaries on Oct 10.

When detectives reviewed surveillance video from the night of the burglaries, they found Disalvo and another teen entering several cars.

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Deputies charged Disalvo with possession of a firearm on school property, unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, and disrupting a school function.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.