LAKELAND, Fla. - Two Lakeland High School students face charges Tuesday after a fight allegedly forced a school resource officer to use his taser to break them up.
According to the Lakeland Police Department, Tony Robinson, 18, and another student who is a minor, got into a physical fight near the cafeteria around lunch time.
When they refused to stop, police say an officer tased both of them.
During a search afterward, investigators found a gun in Robinson's backpack. It was loaded with five rounds.
Robinson's friends think he was framed. They say he'd recently complained about being bullied by another student.
"He was saying he's dirty. That's why they got into a fight, because the boy kept talking to him," Lagina Cason said.
Cason and others believe someone planted the gun in Robinson's backpack.
"I think somebody did," said Robinson's cousin, Tay Watson. "They need to release my dawg because Tony would never do anything like that."
Freshman Quamari Veasy didn't see the fight, but he admits, he's not surprised it happened at lunch. He says there's a fight a couple times a month in the cafeteria.
"Kind of chaos. People get loud with each other," Veasy said. "The converse and get into a fight."
Still, Veasy is uneasy about the gun, and so is his mom, Eula Salters.
"My son getting shot. I'd be scared. I don't want anything to happen to any child, any teenager," she said.
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