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Juvenile Arrested in Washington County After Report of Gun on School Bus

Washington County – (WDNews) A juvenile in Washington County was taken into custody following reports of a firearm on a school bus Wednesday afternoon.

Officials were alerted around 3 p.m. after a student reported to the bus driver that an older student had a gun. The bus driver promptly notified their supervisor, who contacted law enforcement.

Washington County deputies and Chipley Police officers responded, boarding the bus and identifying the high school student in question.

Upon inspection, the weapon was found inside the suspect’s backpack, wrapped in a black T-shirt. However, after thorough examination, it was determined to be a toy gun modified to resemble a real firearm.

The high school student faces charges of exhibiting a weapon on school property and disturbing the peace.