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Pinellas student, 15, arrested for bringing a BB gun to school, police say

School administrators heard about the gun from an anonymous tipster, then informed St. Petersburg police.
Northeast High School in St. Petersburg. [[Screenshot, Google Maps]]
Northeast High School in St. Petersburg. [[Screenshot, Google Maps]]
Published Sep. 9, 2019
Updated Sep. 9, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG — Police arrested a 15-year-old Northeast High School student Monday after officers said they found a BB gun in his backpack.

The student faces a third-degree felony charge for possession of a weapon on a school campus, according to an arrest affidavit.

The Times is not naming the child because of his age.

Few details about the incident were released, other than that school administrators learned about the gun from an anonymous tipster, then went to police. It was unclear late Monday whether the student was being held in a juvenile facility.

RELATED: Parents worried by allegations someone tried to sell a gun at Hernando High School

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