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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-120

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 1, 2018
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    Lennard High School Student Arrested

    School received information of a possible weapon on campus.
    • Thursday
    • February 1, 2018
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Lennard High School
    • 2342 Shell Point Road East
    • Ruskin, Florida


    15-year-old male


    Possession of A Weapon on School Property (Felony)
    Disturbing the Peace School Function (Misdemeanor)


    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office School Resource Deputy assigned to Lennard High School received information of a possible weapon on campus. He immediately had the school suspend the bells so students would not be moving on campus. The deputy and school administrators rapidly identified the student and were able to locate and secure a pellet pistol in the student's backpack. The pellet pistol was loaded and functional. The incident caused a major disruption of the normal operation of the school. The student was charged with one count of Disruption of a School Function and was transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center.

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