A Brandon High student was arrested Tuesday and accused of taking a knife to school, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. Pedro Luis Vazquez, a senior, was arguing with a student when a security tape captured Vazquez holding a knife behind his back, an affidavit shows. The school was placed on lockdown as officials searched for the knife. Vazquez admitted to throwing the knife onto the street. It was never recovered, the affidavit said. He faces charges of possession of a weapon on school property and tampering with evidence. He was booked into the Hillsborough County jail on $500 bail.
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Ex-NFL player gets 17 years in prison
Former Washington Redskins wide receiver John Wesley Wilson, also known as Ted Wilson, was sentenced Wednesday to 17 years in federal prison for drug trafficking and weapons offenses. According to court documents, between 2009 and 2012, Wilson, 48, and others distributed large amounts of crack and cocaine - sometimes more than 100 kilos a month, netting profits of more than $1 million. On Dec. 19, 2011, investigators raided Wilson's Zephyrhills house and found a quarter-kilogram of cocaine, more than an ounce of crack, a loaded shotgun and a Hi-Point .380 caliber semiautomatic handgun. He pleaded guilty Jan. 18 to drug and weapons charges at the federal courthouse in Tampa. Wilson, a former Zephyrhills High standout, was a 10th-round pick in 1987 for the Redskins, and played for one season.