A high school student in Lake County was arrested on Tuesday after authorities said they discovered a magazine filled with ammunition in his backpack. The arrest came hours after a middle school student made a threat, authorities say.
The South Lake High School student was taken into custody on Tuesday. Earlier, at Eustis Middle School, a student was arrested for threatening to bring a gun to school, according to deputies with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The two incidents are unrelated.
The 17-year-old South Lake High School student was charged with aggravated assault, making a false report concerning the use of firearms and purchase of a handgun by fraud for not purchasing it through a certified retailer.
The Eustis Middle student, a 14-year-old boy, told investigators that he did not intend to act on a threat that is believed to be the result of bullying from other students. He was charged with false report, using firearms.