Two students arrested after gun incidents put Boynton High on lock down


5:30 p.m. UPDATE: Two students have been arrested in connection to a gun incident Friday at Boynton Beach High School, the Palm Beach County School District announced. 

One student was arrested for bringing a gun to the school’s campus. The other student was arrested for discharging a weapon off campus. 

The district declined to offer specific details about either arrest. It did not disclose either the students’ ages or genders.

Original story: A reported gunshot Friday morning at a Boynton Beach High School bus stop and the subsequent discovery of an armed student put the high school on lock down for much of the school day, authorities said.

One student reported that another student had fired the gun at a bus stop, although Palm Beach County School District authorities did not say which bus stop the alleged gunfire occurred at. 

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School and city police combed the campus on Park Ridge Boulevard south of Gateway Boulevard with gun dogs and interviewed students who were on the bus and at the stop. 

Authorities did not say whether they found evidence of gunfire at the bus stop. 

Law-enforcement officers eventually found a student with a gun. However, the district did not specify where they found the student or what type of gun it was. They did say that it was not loaded and that they didn’t find any bullets with the student.

An arrest is pending in that case, authorities said. 

The hours-long lock down was lifted shortly after noon.  

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At about 10 a.m. school authorities sent Boynton High parents a robocall indicating that students were safe but that the school was still locked down. Dozens of parents waited outside the school’s gates for their children to be released. 

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One mother, Karen Morrick, waited outside the school for her son, a junior at Boynton High. 

"He text me a little after 8, saying he was on lock down,” she said. "It was 9:16 a.m. and he said it was code red. ... I can tell you he's hungry and wants to use the bathroom."



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