A student from Lincoln High School was apprehended for carrying an airsoft gun onto school premises and firing it at a fellow classmate.
On Friday morning, an inquiry was initiated following a report from a “distressed student” who informed staff members that they had sustained a gunshot, as stated in a press release from the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.
“The student was identified as a 16-year-old male,” The suspect, who remained unnamed, was mentioned by LCSO. “An administrative search of his vehicle lead to the discovery of the airsoft rifle in the back seat.”
The school’s resource officer apprehended the boy within the school premises and conveyed him to the Juvenile Assessment Center. He is currently being charged with the felony of possessing a dangerous weapon on campus.
He admitted to having fired a weapon at another student, and there were no additional reported injuries.
“Parents and guardians are urged to have open and candid discussions with their children regarding the importance of adhering to the district’s zero tolerance policy for weapons on campus,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.