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Teacher and student are latest arrests at Fivay High School

A student falsified a threat against the school. That led Pasco deputies to discover a teacher brought a gun to campus.
Pasco County's Fivay High School has added new security measures to keep the peace on campus. [JEFFREY S. SOLOCHEK  |  Times]
Pasco County's Fivay High School has added new security measures to keep the peace on campus. [JEFFREY S. SOLOCHEK | Times]
Published Jan. 29
Updated Jan. 29

HUDSON — The chaos continued Tuesday at Fivay High School, where another student was arrested — and so was a teacher.

First, a student was arrested after fabricating a threat against the campus at 12115 Chicago Ave., according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. Then while after school the campus was searched as a precaution, deputies said they found a loaded handgun in a teacher’s purse inside a filing cabinet. The teacher was also arrested.

The names and arrest reports of the student and teacher arrested Tuesday was not released by the Sheriff’s Office.

Related: After fights, Fivay High increases campus security

The first incident started when school officials received an “unverified report” of a threat against the school on Tuesday afternoon. The campus was searched and no threats found, according to the Sheriff’s Office. When deputies confronted the student, they said he “admitted” to fabricating it. The student was arrested on a charge of disrupting a school function and filing a false law enforcement report.

School was dismissed, and deputies conducted a second search. That’s how the loaded gun turned up, inside the teacher’s purse, left inside a filing cabinet. She told deputies that she forgot the weapon was in her purse. The arrest report does not say if the cabinet was locked. The teacher was arrested on a charge of bringing a gun onto a school campus.

Related: Students face charges after fights at Fivay High School

Last week, two lunchtime fights brought several deputies to Fivay High and led to six arrests, five girls who attend the school and one male who no longer does.

“We had gone 62 days without a fight,” principal Jason Joens told the Tampa Bay Times on Monday.

More deputies will be dispatched to Fivay High on Wednesday.

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