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Student arrested after altercation with administrator

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(AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

A Vero Beach High School student has reportedly been arrested after an altercation between him and a school administrator.

The incident was reported on Friday during the school’s lunch hour.

According to the report, an administrator told the student to go back to class but the student refused to do so. That’s when an altercation began between the student and the administrator.

School officials decided to suspend the student and escorted him off campus. The student, however, returned to the school sometime later.

A a school resource deputy noticed the student returned to the campus and attempted to apprehend him, but the student ran off.

He was later apprehended by the sheriff’s department nearby at St. Francis Manor.

Authorities also reported that they were told that the student may have been in possession of a gun.

A K9  officer was alerted to the smell of gun or ammunition component in the student’s bag, however, no weapon was located.

Out of an abundance of caution, deputies with the Indian River County Sheriff’s office remained on campus until the school day was over.