Apollo Middle School students arrested on gun charges to remain in juvenile detention

Judge orders boys to remain in detention for 21 days

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Two boys arrested at Apollo Middle School this week after one of them brought a gun on campus Tuesday will remain in juvenile detention for at least the next 21 days, Judge Stacy Ross said at a hearing Thursday.

Ross said there is probable cause to hold them. The boys are accused of brandishing the gun at school, showing it to at least two other students and even pointing the gun at someone.

Prosecutors said a 13-year-old honor roll student told detectives that he found the gun under his father's bed and brought it school.

Police said he showed it off to at least two other children in a school bathroom while it was loaded and even pointed it at a student.

The other student charged is accused of handling the gun at school and helping the teen hide the weapon underneath a school portable.

Ross looked at honor roll certificates and report cards and agreed with the defense that the boys have good academics, but she said their actions put themselves and others at serious risk.

The teens' next hearing is scheduled for Feb. 9.

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