Student found with ammo at Lake County high school

17-year-old South Lake High School student faces charges

GROVELAND, Fla. – A Lake County high school student is facing charges after deputies say he took a magazine filled with ammunition on campus.

According to investigators, a South Lake High School student told a deputy that the 17-year-old indicated he had a gun after bumping into him on Monday.

No gun was found, but deputies said a magazine with 15 rounds of 9mm ammunition was found in the student's backpack.

During a later search by the boy's mother, a handgun purchased at a Webster flea market was found at his home, according to investigators.

The student was arrested and is facing charges of aggravated assault, false reporting of a firearm and purchase of a handgun by fraud.

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