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2 students arrested after gun found at school

Posted at 11:04 AM, May 06, 2016

An unloaded gun was found in a backpack at Chamberlain High this morning, according to the Tampa Police Department.

The school, 9401 N. Boulevard in Tampa, was placed on lockdown around 8:55 a.m. while authorities searched the premises for other weapons after receiving a tip about the gun. The lockdown was lifted around 12:30 p.m.

Two students were arrested, and no other guns were found on campus.

The students arrested were a 19-year-old senior and a 15-year-old freshman. Both were charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds, and disruption of a school function. 

The senior had the unloaded handgun in his backpack, along with ammunition, police say. The freshman, police say, is the one who brought the gun to school.