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Police: 15-year-old Winter Park High School student arrested for bringing gun to campus

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A 15-year-old Orange County student is facing a third-degree felony for bringing a gun to school Wednesday. Police arrested him and are thankful for the student who did the right thing and quickly reported the situation on a special app. what I know about it, they reacted very quickly and efficiently,” parent Richard Traynor said. Traynor is glad everyone is safe after Winter Park police arrested a 15-year-old Winter Park student for bringing a firearm to school. The principal sent a message through the Connect Orange notification system.”Today we received a Fortify Florida tip indicating a student with a possible weapon. The main campus was placed on a brief lockdown. Law enforcement immediately investigated,” principal Matthew Arnold said. Fortify Florida is an app used to report suspicious activities and the information goes directly to the appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials. “Got a text from my son that said there was a lockdown in place Didn’t seem to be a drill. It was real. Within five minutes, he sent a message back saying it was over and he was safe,” Traynor said. Police identified the student, located him, and arrested him at the ninth-grade center. Investigators said a handgun was found inside the student’s backpack. along with a magazine containing three bullets.Orange County Public Schools’ superintendent sent out a message urging parents to explain to their children which items are appropriate to bring to school.”Parents talk to your child regarding safety expectations and remember to check their backpacks for items that are not allowed on school property,” superintendent Maria Vasquez said. When it comes to school pranks and threats, Vasquez said students will be held accountable for their actions.”It doesn’t matter if they say it, text it, write it, snap it or post it on social media, students who make threats can face serious consequences,” Vasquez said.

A 15-year-old Orange County student is facing a third-degree felony for bringing a gun to school Wednesday.

Police arrested him and are thankful for the student who did the right thing and quickly reported the situation on a special app.

“From what I know about it, they reacted very quickly and efficiently,” said parent Richard Traynor.

Traynor is glad everyone is safe after Winter Park police arrested a 15-year-old Winter Park student for bringing a firearm to school.

The principal sent a message through the Connect Orange notification system.

“Today we received a Fortify Florida tip indicating a student with a possible weapon. The main campus was placed on a brief lockdown. Law enforcement immediately investigated,” principal Matthew Arnold said.

Fortify Florida is an app used to report suspicious activities and the information goes directly to the appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.

“Got a text from my son that said there was a lockdown in place. Didn’t seem to be a drill. It was real. Within five minutes, he sent a message back saying it was over and he was safe,” Traynor said.

Police identified the student, located him, and arrested him at the ninth-grade center.

Investigators said a handgun was found inside the student’s backpack along with a magazine containing three bullets.

Orange County Public Schools’ superintendent sent out a message urging parents to explain to their children which items are appropriate to bring to school.

“Parents talk to your child regarding safety expectations and remember to check their backpacks for items that are not allowed on school property,” superintendent Maria Vasquez said.

When it comes to school pranks and threats, Vasquez said students will be held accountable for their actions.

“It doesn’t matter if they say it, text it, write it, snap it or post it on social media, students who make threats can face serious consequences,” Vasquez said.

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