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Teen arrested after loaded gun found at school

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A 15-year-old boy has been taken into custody after authorities found a loaded gun in his bookbag.

The gun was discovered Friday by a school resource officer at Treasure Coast High School.

According to the report, the officer noticed three students who smelled strongly of marijuana as he conducted a parameter check at the school.

When school officials checked the student’s backpacks, they located a loaded .22 Taurus.

The teen, identified as D’Shawn Sears was taken into custody and charged with possession of a firearm on school property, carrying a concealed firearm, and grand theft.

Authorities say the gun was reported stolen in October of 2020.