Student accused of bringing loaded handgun onto Volusia County school campus

A high school student in Central Florida is accused of bringing a loaded handgun onto campus.

The Atlantic High School student was taken into custody after a school resource deputy was tipped off to a social media post portraying a student with a firearm, authorities said.

The deputy located the 16-year-old student on campus and discovered a loaded handgun in his waistband, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. 

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"The student is in custody and the campus is safe," the Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post. 

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