FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Two teenagers who were arrested Tuesday at Apollo Middle School in Hollywood after a gun was found on campus faced a judge Wednesday.
A 13-year-old boy, who is accused of bringing the handgun to school, said the gun came from his father, although the man attempted to dispute that statement at the hearing and was quickly hushed by his son's defense attorney. The teen faces a charge of being in possession of a gun on a school campus.
The teen, whose is not being identified because of his age, is an honor roll student at the middle school.
Police said the boy took the handgun to school and showed it to another student. Other students who saw the two with the gun reported it to security. Police said that's when the two tried to hide the weapon under a portable.
Police said a security guard at the school notified police, who found the handgun.
Apollo Middle School and nearby Hollywood Park Elementary School were placed on lockdown as a precaution after the gun was found.
The second teen arrested also appeared at a hearing Wednesday, where his mom claimed that they are both active in their church.
Neither family spoke to media after the hearings.
No action was taken against the teens Wednesday and their case has been reset for Thursday.