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Student charged with claiming to have gun at school

January 16, 2019

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida high school student was arrested after telling a teacher he had a gun to get her attention.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that the 18-year-old Deltona High School student was charged Monday with making a false report of a bomb or explosion on public property.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says the student claimed to have a gun in his backpack but then immediately said he was kidding. When the teacher demanded he hand over his bag, he left the classroom. A school resource officer responded and found the student. No gun was found in the backpack.

The student was free on $1,000 bail.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com

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