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Local teen facing charges after bringing a BB gun to school

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A 13-year-old has been taken into custody after he allegedly brought a BB gun to school.
The incident occurred at Ramblewood Middle School in Coral Springs, Florida Monday.
The Coral Springs Police Department says school officials contacted them after another student noticed the teen showing off the gun while standing at the 7-Eleven across the street from the school.
According to the report, the gun looked like a Glock pistol and the student thought that it was a real gun.
Authorities were able to locate the gun in the student’s bookbag after a brief search.
The teen has since been charged with one count of possession of a weapon on school grounds and disrupting the school day.
Parents were notified about the incident via a statement from the school:
“[W]e briefly went on an emergency lockdown this morning prior to the school day beginning. A good Samaritan reported seeing someone in possession of a weapon while at a local convenience store off campus. We immediately called a lockdown, and Coral Springs Police Department was on scene. Our staff identified a student meeting the description, and he was quickly taken into custody who was in possession of a replica. At no point was any staff member or student in danger. The safety and security of our students, staff, and school are our number one priority. We encourage all students if they see or hear something inappropriate to always report it to our staff or a family member. Remember, ‘See Something, Say Something.’”