FORT MYERS, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida middle schooler has been arrested with a loaded gun and marijuana in his backpack.
The News-Press of Fort Myers reports that the 13-year-old boy was taken to a juvenile detention center Wednesday after his arrest on firearm and drug possession charges.
The Lee County Sheriff’s office report says a staffer at Gateway Charter Intermediate School told a school resource officer that the boy was smoking pot after seeing him alone in the back of a classroom with a strong odor of marijuana.
A school administrator searched his backpack and found a small jar with a marijuana cigarette and a gun loaded with five rounds of ammunition.
It’s unclear if the teenager has a lawyer.
Information from: The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press, http://www.news-press.com