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Florida police arrest teen at school after finding 2 semi-automatic handguns

Published: Sunday, April 14, 2019 @ 2:39 AM

Jacksonville police recovered a ski mask and two pistols from a juvenile.
Jacksonville Beach Police Department
Jacksonville police recovered a ski mask and two pistols from a juvenile.(Jacksonville Beach Police Department)

Police in Florida said Friday a teen was arrested at a Jacksonville-area school after two staff members noticed the teen was acting suspicious.

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According to the Jacksonville Beach Police Department, the staff said the teen ignored them, so they contacted the campus police officer at St. Paul’s Catholic School, who found two semi-automatic handguns on the teen. 

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The teen was also wearing a rolled-up knit stocking cap that when unrolled was a full ski mask, according to police. 

The teen gave the officer several fake names, but the officer was able to confirm the 16-year-old's identity and arrested the teen, according to police.

Police said the teen will be charged with the following:

  • Two counts of possession of a firearm on school property.

  • One count of possession of a weapon by a delinquent juvenile.

  • One count of giving a false name to law enforcement.