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Brandon High student accused of taking knife to school

Published May 2, 2013


Student accused of taking knife to school

A Brandon High student was arrested Tuesday afternoon and accused of taking a knife to school, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

Pedro Luis Vazquez, a senior, was arguing with another student when a security tape captured Vazquez holding a knife behind his back, an arrest affidavit shows.

The school was placed on lockdown as officials searched for the knife. Vazquez later admitted to throwing the knife onto the street. It was never recovered, the affidavit shows.

Vazquez faces charges of possession of a weapon on school property and tampering with evidence.

He was booked into the Hillsborough County jail, where he remained Wednesday in lieu of $500 bail.