Brevard County middle school student arrested on gun charges
MELBOURNE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
The Brevard County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 15-year-old Hoover Middle School student for the possession of firearm on school property and carrying a concealed firearm. The student is currently being held at the Brevard County Juvenile Detention Center.
A school resource deputy received an anonymous tip that the student was carrying some type of weapon. The deputy intervened, and according to the Sheriff's Office, an administrative search of the student's backpack revealed an unloaded semi-automatic handgun. The boy was arrested on scene.
The investigation is ongoing as to the motive for bringing the weapon to school and to determine how the boy obtained the weapon.