LONGWOOD, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Authorities say two students were arrested at Markham Woods Middle School on Wednesday after a BB gun was discovered in a backpack. The BB gun was removed from campus and confiscated by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. According to the school's principal, Byron L. Durias, no students or staff were ever in danger. Officials do not believe anyone was a target.
"The Sheriff's Office is conducting a comprehensive investigation into this matter with all necessary resources, and they will take necessary actions as well," Durias said in a statement sent to parents. "The school disciplinary process will continue, and the appropriate level of disciplinary action will occur." According to a school district spokesperson. The school did not have to be placed on lockdown.