Release posted on 01-24-23 at 3:29 p.m.
A 15-year-old, 10th-grader at St. Petersburg High School has been charged with bringing a gun on school property.
About 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, a school resource officer at St. Petersburg High School, 2501 5th Ave. N., saw a student leave campus then return a short time later.
A campus monitor later saw that same student hand off an item to another student in the gym. It turned out to be an unloaded handgun. The second student immediately laid down the weapon and walked away. The student who handed off the gun took off running.
He was taken into custody by patrol officers shortly afterward and charged with the possession of a weapon on school property. The gun was secured by school officials.
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YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer