JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A teen has been found guilty for bringing a gun to school and threatening a security guard with it.
Shyheim Morris, 17, was convicted on the charges of possession of a firearm on school grounds and aggravated assault.
Police say Morris bought a gun to Wolfson High School last June and gave it to another student to use in a robbery. When the gun was returned the authorities caught wind and tried to apprehend him. When he was approached by a unarmed security guard, Morris pulled the gun on him.
"This defendant made a dangerous choice to bring a loaded hand-gun to school and assist another student in an armed robbery," said Assistant State Attorney Alex King. "When faced with another choice after being cornered by an unarmed security guard, he chose to use that gun to threaten a life in the hope of escaping instead of accepting responsibility for his actions."
Morris faces ten years in prison. He's scheduled to be sentenced September 21, 2012.