WESLEY CHAPEL — Austin Patrick Podosowski came to Wesley Chapel High School on Tuesday morning to drop off his younger brother for class. But deputies say the 20-year-old former student who was on probation for carrying a concealed weapon and selling marijuana didn't leave.
Without stopping in the front office to make his presence known, Podosowski roamed campus and talked with old friends before they were set to begin the school day, a Pasco sheriff's report states. He stopped by the cafeteria and bought himself breakfast.
The school's principal stopped Podosowski and told him to leave, the report states. He started off toward the student lot where his vehicle was parked. Principal Carin Nettles told Deputy Benjamin Benson she wanted Podosowski to be cited for trespassing.
On his way to the car, Podosowski made a detour. Benson caught him back by the cafeteria talking to students who were already late for class, the report states.
Podosowski told the deputy he wanted to visit with his old teachers and had "only been on campus for like 10 minutes." Benson smelled weed, the report states.
Nettles found two other men in Podosowski's car. When they opened the doors, more of the marijuana smell poured out, the report states, but deputies found none of the substance. The other men were issued trespassing warnings.
Podosowski, of 26531 Brahma Drive, was arrested on charges of trespassing on school property and violation of probation. He remained in the Land O'Lakes jail Wednesday with bail set at $12,650.