A Lincoln High School student was arrested Tuesday and charged with having a handgun-style pellet gun on school property, according to the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.
This is at least the 10th incident of a student bringing some kind of weapon to campus in the 2021-2022 school year.
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The 16-year-old student was seen with the pellet gun at Tom Brown Park at 11:30 a.m. at lunch time. When he returned to school campus, a school resource deputy took the pellet gun from the student’s car, according to a press release.
Lincoln was not put on lockdown, and the pellet gun was confiscated.
The student was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon on school property and sent to the Juvenile Assessment Center.
Leon County Schools has open lunch on its high school campuses, and students are allowed to leave and come back to school, said Chris Petley, a spokesperson for the district.
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