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Boy with BB gun in backpack at school is arrested

DADE CITY

Boy, 16, with BB gun at school is arrested

A 16-year-old student at Moore Mickens Education Center was arrested Monday after bringing a BB gun to school, authorities said. The student was seen with the gun — which looked like a handgun — in his backpack, according to a Dade City police report. School officials contacted police. The boy, who is not being identified because of his age, said he accidentally left the gun in his bag, the report says. He didn't tell anyone about it, he said, because he didn't want to get in trouble. He was charged as a juvenile with possession of a weapon on school grounds.

Probation violator in deeper trouble

As a probation officer and a sheriff's deputy attempted to serve him with an arrest warrant, Larry Carlton Dykes dashed out the back door of a house at 37338 Kast-A-Way Lane Monday morning, a report said. Dykes, wanted for violating probation on a gun charge, was waving a 6-inch knife when the two officers saw him in the back yard, the report said. They ordered him to show his hands, drop the knife and get on the ground. He finally did, the report said, and when they searched him they found a trace amount of marijuana in his left pocket. Dykes, 18, of 35246 Flowerfield Lane, faces charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, possession of marijuana and violation of felony probation. He is being held without bail.

Pasco deaths

Bart, Thaddeus Walter

Dickens, Michael

Donnelly, Faye M.

Farchione, Ronald Carol

Funda, Anna C.

Gallarello, Gloria M.

Hatton, Elisabeth H.T.

Lake, Robert

Lipinsky, Henry J.

McClain, Samuel S. Jr.

Menard, Joseph Raymond

Michaels, John

O'Shea, William Leo

Peabody, Evelyn M.

Pyers, Robert E.

Swank, Elaine "Chicken Bone"

Xeron, Peter L.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Boy with BB gun in backpack at school is arrested 12/16/08 [Last modified: Monday, December 22, 2008 4:19pm]

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