Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Boy facing felony charge for bringing gun to Tampa middle school

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Boy faces felony for taking gun to school

A 13-year-old boy who Tampa police say found a loaded gun Thursday morning on his way to Monroe Middle School is facing a felony charge for bringing the weapon on campus.

The boy, who saw the pistol's handle sticking out of a sock, took the gun to the South Tampa school and showed it to friends, police said. A student heard about the gun and told a teacher, who notified school administrators. A school resource officer found the gun in the boy's backpack, police said.

The boy, who's not being named by the Tampa Bay Times because of his age, is charged with possessing a gun on school property.

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