South Tampa Boy Arrested With A Loaded Gun He Took To College – CBS Atlanta
SOUTH TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – Tampa police arrested an 11-year-old boy who took a loaded gun to his South Tampa middle school on Friday.
Tampa Police Department authorities commend the student who reported the incident at Monroe Middle School, a Hillsborough County public school located at 4716 W. Montgomery Avenue. Magnet Middle School serves South Tampa residents including nearby MacDill Airforce Base.
Police said Friday afternoon that a student at the school told administrators that fellow student 11-year-old Scott Decerant had a gun in his backpack. The Tampa Police Department School resource officer was notified and Decerant was immediately removed from class. A loaded pistol was found in his backpack.
Officers say there was no threat to any person or school. Decerant was accused of being in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, and possessing a firearm on school premises. He was taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center, but no further details were released.
“I’m proud of the student who said something to protect others,” said Brian Dugan, Tampa police chief. “We need everyone in our community to learn from the actions of this courageous student. I ask anyone who has information on someone who shouldn’t have a gun to tell us, to tell Crimestoppers, or someone to let us know. “
CW44 News At 10 will provide more information as it becomes available.
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