Two Pasco Comprehensive High School students were arrested Monday afternoon and accused of breaking into a home on Jessamine Road, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. The boys, age 17 and 16, were charged with burglary to a residence. Their names are being withheld because they are juveniles. According to sheriff's reports, the burglary took place about 11:30 a.m. Feb. 23. The boys reportedly opened a window at the home, went inside and stole $70 cash, which they shared equally. The 16-year-old also was charged with grand theft and armed burglary in connection with an earlier incident. He confessed to stealing a 12-gauge shotgun and a .22-caliber revolver from a trailer on Lake Iola Road, reports said. The younger boy was taken to the county Juvenile Detention Center in Dade City. The 17-year-old was released to his stepfather.
Police say boy had gun at school
NEW PORT RICHEY _ A 15-year-old boy was arrested Monday morning after carrying a flare gun to school with him, according to New Port Richey police report. The boy, whose name was withheld because of his age, was charged with carrying a concealed firearm. According to the report, the pistol was discovered by the principal of the Harry Schwettman Education Center on Grand Boulevard, where the boy is a student. The 12-gauge marine flare pistol was not loaded. The boy told a patrolman that he brought the gun but could not explain why he brought it, the report said. He later was taken to the county Juvenile Detention Center.