JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville teenager has been arrested for bringing a gun to school on Tuesday.
Police say a security officer at First Coast High School confronted two individuals in the bathroom, exchanging marijuana in plain view.
One person, a 17-year-old, ran from the bathroom. The security officer confiscated marijuana from the person in the bathroom, then chased after the second person who ran.
The security officer eventually caught up with the 17-year-old who stated, "You can search me, I don't have anything on me."
The security officer found marijuana at the bottom of the student's pants leg. The teen also denied throwing anything from his pockets in his run from security.
But the officer searched and found an automatic pistol under a gas grill by the rear door to the gym.
The security officer searched the teen's bookbag and found a scale to weigh drugs, and bullets.
The teen has been charged with possession of a weapon on school property and possession of marijuana.