FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 12-year-old Fort Myers Middle Academy student on Wednesday after he allegedly brought pills, vodka and knives to school. They say he also handed out the pills to several students.
Officers arrived at the school at 2:45 p.m. after a tip that a student was under the influence of an unknown substance.
The student allegedly said that he was high. He told school administrators that he took some pills and gave some to other students, according to the arrest report. The boy's eyes were red and watery. He appeared to be under the influence. When asked if he had anything in his possession that he should not have on school property, the juvenile told administrators he had knives in his book bag. School authorities searched his bag and found five knives, one with an eight-inch blade and another with an aggressive serrated blade. They also found a CVS pill bottle containing 39 pills, later identified as Tramadol, a clear plastic bottle with three Trazodone, a small glass bottle of clear liquid labeled "vodka," a marijuana crusher and lighter.
After speaking with the suspect, EMS was called. Six students were transported to Health Park for evaluation and treatment. The students denied paying the suspect or offering him any compensation for the pills they each took. The suspect was returned home after being medically cleared.
At the conclusion of the investigation, the suspect was arrested and taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center.