15-year-old student accused of bringing loaded gun to Mount Dora Middle School

(Pictured: Generic photo of a gun.)

A 15-year-old student at Mount Dora Middle School was arrested on Friday for allegedly bringing a loaded gun to school, according to an affidavit.

Authorities said the boy was reportedly seen smoking on the soccer field, which the principal said called for a search of him and his backpack to ensure there was nothing concerning school safety, the affidavit stated. 

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Inside the backpack, a school resource officer found a gun loaded with 13 rounds of ammo, the report said.

It's unclear where the student got the gun, but authorities said the gun was not reported stolen.