The following incident occurred after The County Record went to press Tuesday morning.
FROM THE CALHOUN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
On Tuesday, November 5, a student was found to be in possession of a firearm at the Blountstown High School. Principal Dr. Debbie Williams located an abandoned back pack on the school grounds. In an effort to locate the owner, Dr. Williams looked inside the back pack to locate a name and discovered a .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun. The back pack was secured and turned over to the School Resource Deputy. The Sheriffs Office CID responded to the school and determined the back pack belonged to a 17 year old male who was a senior. The suspect was interviewed and admiued to bringing the handgun on campus. The suspect stated that he was having some issues off campus after school and felt that his life was being threatened and, therefore, had the firearm for protection. The handgun was not loaded and no ammunition was located. The suspect admitted to stealing the handgun from his grandmother. The suspect was placed under arest for Possession of a Firearm on a School Campus which is a third degree felony. He was subsequently transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice and will be first appeared on November 6 at 1:00 pm at the Juvenile Justice Courthouse on 11th Street in Panama City.
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