ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Lakewood High School in St. Pete was on lock-out Monday morning after a gun was found near campus.
Police say they were alerted to a Snapchat video showing a 16-year-old boy on campus with a gun after several students told a School Resource Officer about it.
They believe the student had the gun in the boy's locker room.
During an investigation, officers became aware that a group of students had left campus.
In a search, they located a gun in a dumpster off campus.
The 16-year-old Lakewood student in the Snapchat video is now in custody and faces felony weapon charges. A second 16-year-old was also arrested and charged with a felony.
Officials are now trying to find out what the students were planning and why the gun was at school.
Originally, the school was placed on lockdown following the report. Just after 11:30 a.m., St. Pete police told ABC Action News the school was no longer on lockdown and instead placed on lock-out. By 12 p.m. the lock-out was lifted and parents were allowed to come pick up their kids.
The police department is applauding kids for "seeing something and saying something."