Cops: Teen had shotgun near Orange County school

Deputy presence heightened at Orange County schools

Published On: Dec 14 2012 06:33:32 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 14 2012 06:58:23 PM EST
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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -

A teen wearing all black clothing and carrying a shotgun near an Orange County high school has been charged with breach of the peace on Friday, hours after a mass shooting killed nearly 30 at a Connecticut elementary school.

According to deputies, a firefighter at the Bithlo fire station spotted the Robert Vinn, 19,  walking near East River High School and Corner Lake Middle School just before 3 p.m.

Deputies said Vinn had a 12-gauge shotgun with three rounds in it. Both schools were on lockdown briefly, with buses being held until Vinn was taken into custody. No shots were fired and Vinn won't be arrested after deputies say he cooperated with their investigation by letting him search his home. No other weapons were found at is home.

Orange County deputies said it's too early to tell if the man was planning to imitate the Connecticut school shooting.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings announced the arrest at a news conference Friday afternoon as school systems across Central Florida were reacting to the mass shooting in which 20 children were slain.

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