Discovery of a handgun and ammunition at a Port St. Lucie school leads to arrest of three students
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Police said that three students were detained Thursday at Treasure Coast High School in Port St. Lucie after a school resource officer discovered a weapon and ammo on campus.
In connection with the incident, the Port St. Lucie Police Department detained two 16-year-old pupils and a 15-year-old kid from the school.
A police spokesman, Sgt. John Dellacroce, said that a careful teacher overheard a student talking about the possibility of a gun on campus. This made the teacher quickly call the police.
During a check of a student’s backpack, the school resource officer found a gun and bullets.
Officers said that the teenagers passed around the bag in an effort to conceal the handgun from law enforcement.
According to investigators, no threats were made to other students or faculty.
The children were reportedly transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice and charged with possession of a handgun on school campus and concealment of a firearm without a license.