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Two youths arrested on weapons charges

A former Dixie Hollins High School student and a Madeira Beach Middle School student were arrested Wednesday in separate incidents involving guns, officials said.

The onetime Dixie Hollins student, who was no longer allowed on campus, had a loaded Glock pistol and bags of marijuana in his car in the school parking lot, sheriff's deputies said. The Madeira Beach Middle School student is accused of pointing a rifle at two other students near a bus stop in Seminole.

No one was hurt in either incident.

The Dixie Hollins arrest came Wednesday afternoon after an assistant principal saw former student William Davies, 17, at school, deputies said.

"He was told (Tuesday) he wasn't allowed on campus," said Pinellas County sheriff's Sgt. Greg Tita.

The assistant principal and a school resource officer confronted Davies. But under the passenger seat of Davies' Ford Mustang, the officer found a .45-caliber Glock, three bags of marijuana and a pipe, Tita said.

Davies, 17, of 1001 55th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, was charged with possessing a firearm, marijuana and drug paraphernalia; and trespassing on school property. The firearm charge is a felony.

The incident involving a Madeira Beach Middle School student occurred Tuesday and came to the attention of a bus driver Wednesday, officials said.

The Times isn't naming the student who was arrested because he is 12.

On Tuesday, the 12-year-old was home sick from school and was angry because other students had been making fun of him, Tita said.

Two 13-year-old students, a boy and girl, got off a school bus Tuesday afternoon near Freedom Boulevard in Seminole.

As they walked by the younger student's home, the 12-year-old stood at his front door and aimed a .22-caliber Winchester single-shot rifle at both of them, deputies said.

The 12-year-old was questioned and was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm.