A student at Southern Lee High School was arrested Wednesday after authorities located a handgun in his vehicle.
Pierce Kole Love, 18, of 82 Farm House Lane in Sanford, faces charges of possessing a firearm on school grounds, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities found the gun in Love’s care “after receiving an anonymous tip.” Love was also apparently found in possession of a pocket knife, and also faces a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana.
“No threats of violence were ever made and no students were ever in danger at the school,” stated a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.
It’s the second time in as many months that the school has dealt with a situation involving a gun. A 17-year-old student was charged in January with communicating a mass threat after allegedly posting a photo of two handguns and the phrase “don’t come to school tomorrow” on Snapchat.
Sources told The Rant Wednesday that a robocall from the school went out letting parents know about the incident. Love was placed in the Lee County Jail under $5,000 secured bond.