SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – An 18-year-old student was arrested after he was found with a weapon at Seminole High School on Thursday, according to Sanford police.
Michael Pfeiffer, the school’s principal, announced in a message Thursday that the school received a tip about a student who might have had a weapon.
According to an arrest report, an unknown parent advised the school that the student had allegedly discharged a firearm at Topgolf, located at 1010 Greenwood Blvd. in Lake Mary, and officials later attempted to locate the weapon, despite the fact that the incident had happened off-campus.
Upon finding the student, school officials found that the teen did have a weapon in his backpack, Pfeiffer said. Police added the semi-automatic handgun was found loaded with a single magazine of ammunition and had been reported stolen in a separate Orange County investigation.
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In a voicemail to parents, Pfeiffer explained that due to the school’s zero-tolerance policy, “proper disciplinary actions” were taken.
“We are thankful to the individual who shared this information with us,” Pfeiffer said. “It is a classic example of ‘see something, say something.’”
The report shows the teen faces charges for carrying a concealed weapon and unlicensed firearm and possession of a weapon on school property.
The report shows officers were later made aware Blake had made statements about wanting to use the firearm to kill himself. Until News 6 learns more about the teen’s mental health, we have decided not to name him.
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