Blake High student accused of bringing a gun to campus
A 20-year-old Blake High School student was arrested Friday for bringing a loaded handgun on school property, police said. Malik Dixon was stopped because school personnel smelled the odor of marijuana on him, said Tampa police Lt. Steve Lee. After Dixon was stopped, it was discovered that he had a gun in a pocket, Lee said. Dixon said he was afraid someone outside the school wanted to beat him up, Lee said. Dixon is charged with bringing a weapon on school property, which is a felony. He has been released from the Hillsborough County jail on $2,000 bail.