Student arrested after weapon found in car at Seminole County high school, officials say

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — A student who had a weapon on campus was arrested on Thursday in Seminole County, school officials said.

A school resource deputy discovered the weapon in the student’s car and detained the student in question, according to the Lake Howell High School principal.


“There was never a specific threat made to our campus. Both the student and parents will be questioned further, and, in addition to criminal charges, the appropriate level of disciplinary action will occur,” principal Michael Howard said.

Howard said one of the school’s top priorities is to “create a safe, positive, and focused learning environment.”

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“Your child’s well-being is of primary concern, and we take these incidents very seriously,” Howard said. “During situations like this, I like to take a moment to remind you all to speak with your children and let them know 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 to contact the Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).”

The principal did not say what kind of weapon was found in the student’s car.

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“The extra set of eyes and ears is one of the best ways to keep a potential disaster from occurring. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me,” Howard said.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.

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