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High school student arrested for taking a loaded gun on campus in Pinellas County

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Posted at 11:30 AM, Apr 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-22 11:30:26-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A high school student was arrested in Pinellas County after deputies said he took a loaded gun onto campus on Thursday.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said the 18-year-old Hollins High School student was carrying a Beretta Nano .380 gun inside the large compartment of his backpack.

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"The firearm was in working condition and contained a magazine with seven rounds within, and an eighth round being in the chamber of the firearm..." a deputy wrote in the arrest affidavit.

The student was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon on school property.

No further details, such as who reported the student, were released.