BRADENTON -- A 17-year-old Manatee High School student was arrested Monday and charged with bringing a BB gun to school, according to the Bradenton Police Department.
The teen is facing a charge of possession of a weapon on school grounds, a third-degree felony.
"It was seen by some other students who reported it to the SRO," Bradenton Police Lt. James Racky said.
The school resource officer located the teen and escorted him to the school resource officer's office, Racky added. He was then asked about the BB gun and admitted to having it.
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The teen was then arrested and taken to the Manatee Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Bradenton.
Manatee County School District officials would not comment on the incident but referred the Bradenton Herald to the student code of conduct handbook.
The handbook states that any student who brings "weapon-like contraband," which includes BB guns, to school is subject to suspension, placement in an alternative school or expulsion.