Sunday, January 21, 2018
Education

Two Blake High students arrested after altercation; police say one had a gun, the other a knife

Two 17-year-old Blake High students were arrested on weapons charges Wednesday after they were involved in an altercation on campus, Tampa police said.

One boys had a gun and the other had a knife, police said. Neither weapon was used or brandished during the altercation, which took place shortly after 11 a.m., police said.

The assistant principal intervened in the confrontation and brought the teens to the main office. The school resource officer met with them in the office. The students were searched and the weapons were found, police said.

Blake was placed on lockout during the incident. The principal notified students' families of the situation.

One teen faces charges of possession of a firearm of school grounds, theft of a firearm and violation of probation. The other faces a charge a possession of a knife on school grounds.

Tampa police detectives took both boys into custody.

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