St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2023- 044340
Date of original release: 11-29-23

Lakewood High School Student Arrested for Having a Gun on Campus

Release posted on 11-29-23 at 3:21 P.M.

A 14-year-old boy in the 9th grade at Lakewood High School was arrested today for having a handgun in his backpack at school.

An administrator spotted the gun in the student's backpack. When the administrator tried to detain him, the student dropped the backpack and ran off campus. The student didn't threaten anyone at the school with the weapon and didn't brandish it.

He was arrested and charged with possessing a weapon on school property.

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