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Osceola Elementary student facing felony charges for bringing gun to school

Posted at 10:18 PM, Mar 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-02 22:18:23-05

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — An 11-year-old Osceola Elementary School student is facing a felony charge after he brought an unloaded weapon to school after threatening to shoot two classmates yesterday. Deputies learned of those threats this morning.

The school’s Youth Relations Deputy stopped the student when he got off the bus at school this morning after learning of the threat. While speaking to the student, the deputy located an unloaded 45 caliber gun in the student’s backpack. Deputies detained the student and secured the firearm.

The fourth-grade student has been taken into custody on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon on school grounds. He was also placed under the provisions of Florida’s Baker Act. The student will be processed through the Juvenile Assessment Center where he will also receive a full evaluation.

Deputies said this is an isolated incident and there is no danger to the school.