Student found with gun on campus of Seminole High School, Sanford police say

Police have not said what type of weapon the student had

SANFORD, Fla. – A student was found with a weapon on the campus of Seminole High School Friday, according to school administrators.

According to a news release, law enforcement received a tip about a student at the school and informed the principal. Sanford police later clarified that they received word a student may have a gun.

Administrators and law enforcement located the student and found a weapon on them, according to the release. Police said a gun was found in the teen’s backpack.

The student was arrested and taken away from the school without incident, officers said.

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“We appreciate the individuals who provided information to law enforcement, and we also want to take this opportunity to ask all our families to please speak with your children regarding the serious consequences that are involved with bringing weapons on campus. School Safety & Security is our number one priority and we have zero tolerance for this behavior,” the news release reads.

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Police have not yet said what charges the student could face.

This comes less than a month after a student — Jhavon McIntyre,18 — was shot three times at the school.

The accused shooter — Da’raveius Smith, 16 — is now being charged as an adult. Smith is facing one count of attempted homicide, one count of possession of a firearm on campus, one count of firing a weapon and one count of disturbing the peace while interfering with school administration functions.

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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.