BREAKING: Dwyer High student arrested on bus for reportedly having gun


A Dwyer High School student was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a school bus for allegedly having a gun on him, Riviera Beach police said.

The 16-year-old faces a charge of a juvenile in possession of a weapon. He was arrested near West 23rd Street and Avenue E while on Bus 659’s afternoon route, school principal Joe DePasquale said in a call to parents Wednesday.

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He said school police learned about the weapon from an anonymous call that afternoon.

Additional school police were on campus Wednesday, DePasquale said.

CALL TRANSCRIPT

Here is the text of the telephone message that Dwyer principal left with all parents of students:

Good afternoon parents, this is Mr. D with an important message about an incident that occurred on an afternoon bus route yesterday. The Riviera Beach Police Department has notified us that they arrested a student on bus #659 for the possession of a handgun. The weapon was discovered after an anonymous call to School Police while the bus was traveling its afternoon route. To ensure the sense of safety for our students and staff, additional school police were requested and are on campus today. There is no action required of you as a result of this message. Because this incident occurred off our campus, I have not been provided with any additional details at this time. Thank you, and have a good day. This is Joe DePasquale, Dwyer High School.



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