Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-111

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 31, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Middle School Placed On Lockdown

    Deputies locate a handgun in a school locker.
    • Thursday
    • March 31, 2011
    • Time: 10:30 AM
    • Giunta Middle School
    • 4203 Falkenburg Road
    • Riverview, FL


    Savon Williams, DOB 06-27-95
    2707 North 29th Street
    Tampa, FL

    Charges: Possession of Firearm on School Grounds
    Possession of a Firearm by a minor
    Violation of Probation – Shooting into an occupied dwelling.


    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Giunta Middle School in reference to the possibility of a weapon on school grounds. A student told school authorities that there was a weapon the school campus. The school was placed on lockdown at approximately 10:30 a.m. and an extensive search was conducted. A handgun (.22 caliber) was located in a locker. The locker is not assigned to anyone and was unlocked. The weapon was not loaded. Deputies and school authorities continued to search and conduct interviews reference the discovery of the weapon and the investigation led to the identity of the suspect, Savon Williams. Williams was taken into custody and admitted to deputies that he purchased the gun on March 30, 2011 from an individual in the area of Lake and 22nd street in the city and brought it to school with him. The school was taken off lockdown at approximately 2:00 p.m.
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