Gun found at Ocala high school, student in custody, police say


A tenth-grade student is in custody after a gun was found at West Port High School in Ocala, officials said.

Authorities said a student told a School Resource Officer the tenth grader had a gun. The SRO removed the boy from class and discovered a pistol and a loaded magazine.

The Ocala Police Department said the magazine was not loaded into the gun.

The student was arrested and faces charges including possession of a firearm on school grounds.

Authorities said they investigated a rumor that another student had a gun in his vehicle, but did not find evidence to support the claim.

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