ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - The girls’ soccer team was playing under the lights Friday night at Timber Creek Highs School, but people were talking about the phone message the principal sent home to parents Friday. The school district sent FOX 35 News the audio message.
In the message, Timber Creek Principal Dr. Gabriel Berrio said, “I want to make sure you are aware that today law enforcement found a gun, a knife and some drug paraphernalia in a student’s car on campus. At no time was there a threat to anyone safety.”
Parents like Angelica Collins don’t like to hear that a gun, a knife and drug paraphernalia were found on campus. She said, “It’s kind of scary as a mom. I have a little one and she’s in second grade in one of the schools here, and you do your best to raise your children.”
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirms some students learned about a gun, a knife and drug paraphernalia being inside a student’s car in the school’s parking lot. The students notified school officials, who contacted the Sheriff’s Office.
Neil Coquyt has a son who will attend Timber Creek High School in two years. He is relieved that students did the right thing. “That’s the best part of the story is that the kids actually turned him in. So they realized this is a problem. So I think that’s fantastic.”
Dr. Berrio’s message to parents does point out the incident did not disrupt the school day. His message said, “Parents, this is a good opportunity to speak to your children about following procedures and to review the student code of conduct.”
No one was hurt during Friday’s incident. The Sheriff’s Office confirms the student in question is a juvenile and the case is still under investigation.