Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-404

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 23, 2017
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    Weapon Found In Student's Book Bag While On School Campus

    Three students were arrested.
    • Tuesday
    • August 22, 2017
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • McClane Middle School
    • 306 North Knights Avenue
    • Brandon, Florida


    On August 22, 2017, McClane Middle School has returned to normal after a report of a gun on campus.

    Earlier today, reports were received, via social media, of a firearm on campus and the school was placed on lock down. HCSO School Resource Deputies and Hillsborough County School Security Officers quickly identified and searched two students and located a non-functional BB gun in a students book bag.

    Hillsborough County School Security Officers conducted a secondary search of all 8th grade students in the cafeteria with metal detectors and no additional weapons were located. Upon completion of the investigation, three juveniles were arrested for Disruption of a School function and resist w/o violence, which are all misdemeanors.

    Deputies are asking parents to remind their children that weapons and look-alike weapons are not allowed on school grounds and even toy guns can get students in trouble and become problematic for law enforcement when confronting students in these situations.

    BB Gun Found In A Student's Book Bag:

  • Sheriff Chad Chronister
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