Winter Park High School student found with gun on campus

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A 15-year-old Orange County student is facing third degree felony for bringing a firearm to school on Wednesday. The police arrested him and thank the student who did the right thing and quickly reported the situation on a special application. as far as I know, they responded very quickly and effectively,” said parent Richard Traynor. message via the Connect Orange notification system. “Today we received a Fortify Florida tip indicating a student with a possible weapon. The main campus has been placed on a brief lockdown. Law enforcement immediately investigated,” Principal Matthew Arnold said. “It didn’t seem like a drill. It was real. Within five minutes he texted back saying it was over and he was safe,” Traynor said. Police identified the student , located and arrested him at the ninth-grade center, along with a magazine containing three bullets.The Orange County Public Schools Superintendent sent a message urging parents to explain to their children what items he appropriate to bring to school items that are not permitted on school property,” said Superintendent Maria Vasquez. Regarding pranks and threats at school, Vasquez said that students would be held accountable for their actions may face great consequences,” Vasquez said.

A 15-year-old Orange County student faces a third-degree felony for bringing a gun to school on Wednesday.

The police arrested him and thank the student who did the right thing and quickly reported the situation on a special application.

“From what I know, they responded very quickly and effectively,” said parent Richard Traynor.

Traynor is happy everyone is safe after Winter Park police arrest a 15-year-old Winter Park student for bringing a gun to school.

The principal sent a message via the Connect Orange notification system.

“Today we received a Fortify Florida tip indicating a student with a possible weapon. The main campus was placed under a brief lockdown. Law enforcement immediately investigated,” Principal Matthew Arnold said.

Fortify Florida is an app used to report suspicious activity and the information goes directly to law enforcement agencies and school officials.

“I got a text from my son saying there was a lockdown in place. It didn’t seem like a drill. It was real. Within five minutes he texted back saying it was finished and that he was safe,” Traynor said.

Police identified the student, located him and arrested him at the ninth grade center.

Investigators said a handgun was found in the student’s backpack along with a magazine containing three rounds.

The Orange County Public Schools Superintendent sent a message urging parents to explain to their children what items should be brought to school.

“Parents talk to your child about safety expectations and remember to check their backpacks for items that are not permitted on school property,” Superintendent Maria Vasquez said.

Regarding pranks and threats at school, Vasquez said students would be held accountable for their actions.

“Whether they say it, text it, write it down, break it or post it on social media, students who make threats can face serious consequences,” Vasquez said.

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