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Four Hernando teens face felony charges

BROOKSVILLE — Four teenagers now face felony criminal charges after their arrests last week in separate incidents on Hernando school campuses.

In one case, a 13-year-old was arrested after he was accused of snatching money from the hand of a classmate who was waving the bill in the air. Another case involved a teen accused of making a lewd gesture toward a teacher. And two girls accused of having pills were arrested on drug possession charges.

At the STAR Education Center on Thursday afternoon, a 13-year-old boy was accused of taking a $50 bill from a 12-year-old classmate.

According to the arrest report, the 12-year-old boy was showing off the money to his classmates when the older boy snatched the money, tearing off a piece of the bill and running off. The boy later handed the piece of the bill to a school resource officer, the report said.

The teen, who is not being identified because he is a juvenile, was booked into the Department of Juvenile Justice holding facility in Ocala on Thursday afternoon.

On Friday, a 17-year-old boy was arrested at Central High School after a female teacher accused him of pressing his pelvic area against her buttocks as she bent over to drink from a water fountain.

The teen, who is not being identified because he is a juvenile, was charged with assault and battery on school personnel and was taken to the Hernando County Jail.

The teacher told the school resource officer that the incident happened about 9 a.m. Thursday. She said the boy pressed against her for about three seconds, according to the report.

The teacher said she "felt violated and very shocked." She told the teen to back up and give her some space.

The boy later told the officer that he knew it was the teacher at the fountain before he approached her.

In the drug possession cases, an 18-year-old student at Nature Coast Technical High School was arrested and taken to the Hernando County Jail on Thursday after a teacher found a bottle of pills containing 16 propoxyphene, a narcotic pain reliever, and two Tylenol with codeine in her purse.

The girl told the school resource officer that the pills belonged to her mother and she was unaware that she could not have them in school. She was charged with possession of a controlled substance and placed on a 10-day suspension from school, according to the report.

Another teenage girl was arrested about the same time on a similar charge at Central High School. The girl, a 15-year-old from Weeki Wachee, was also charged with possession of marijuana.

The girl was accused of distributing some Klonopin pills to other students, according to the report, and later admitted that she had done the same thing the previous week. She also told the school resource officer that she had received money for some of the pills.

A search of her makeup bag turned up 27 Klonopin pills and about 0.05 grams of marijuana, the report said.

The girl was taken into custody and taken to the Hernando County Jail.

Joel Anderson can be reached at joelanderson@sptimes.com or (352) 754-6120.

Four Hernando teens face felony charges 04/27/08 [Last modified: Friday, May 2, 2008 1:56pm]
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