Student in custody after gun found on high school campus in Florida

OCALA, Fla. — A student at a high school in Ocala is in custody after it was discovered he had a gun on campus.

It happened at West Port High School. A student alerted the School Resource Officer a 10th grader had a gun.

The officer searched the student's backpack and found an unloaded pistol as well as a loaded magazine.

He was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds and possession of a firearm by a person under 21.

There was a rumor another student had a gun in his vehicle, but the investigation did not produce any additional weapons or arrests, police say.

School was initially on a code yellow but has since resumed and standard release protocol will be followed.

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