MANATEE -- A 15-year-old Horizons Academy High School student was arrested Friday after firing shots into the air near a bus stop, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Malik Dangelo Harris, who was arrested about two hours after the incident was reported, faces a charge of discharging a weapon within 1,000 feet of a school, which is a third-degree felony.
Deputies were dispatched about 7:25 a.m. to a bus stop at 3200 Ninth St. E. after students reported hearing gunfire, a release states.
Two students and a bus monitor told the Horizons Academy resource officer that witnessed Harris firing a gun into the air while at their bus stop, according to the sheriff's office.
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Harris did not threaten any students, nor fire in the direction of the school bus, students or school, the release states.
Harris was arrested at 9:35 a.m. at a nearby residence.
As a precautionary measure, several schools did go on lock down Friday morning until the suspect was located and arrested, said Margi Nanney, Manatee School District spokeswoman.
No injuries were reported.