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Central Florida middle schooler accused of trying to steal officer's gun

Teen arrested on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer

PALM BAY, Fla – Police tell Local 6 that a Brevard County middle school student threatened an officer and tried to take his gun.

It happened at Southwest Middle School in Palm Bay three weeks ago, but investigators are just now releasing information.

Police say the 13-year-old tried to grab the officer's gun while the officer was standing near the cafeteria.

After he was unable to grab the gun, police say the teen ran off yelling, "I can get your gun away from you and shoot you."

The teen was later arrested and charged with battery of a law enforcement officer.