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Teen Charged With Taking Pellet Gun To Lakewood High School


Authorities say a Tampa Bay area teen is facing a felony charge after bringing a pellet gun to school.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that 18-year-old Rodarius Green was arrested Wednesday at Lakewood High School.

St. Petersburg police say a teacher learned of a photo of the student holding a pellet gun on social media. The teacher then alerted a school resource officer. Officers say they stopped the student as he was attempting to board a bus to go home and found the pellet gun in his backpack.

Green was charged with possessing a weapon on school grounds. He was being held on $5,000 bail. Jail records didn't list an attorney.

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