Published: Dec 20, 2012 12:32 PM EST
Updated: Dec 20, 2012 3:38 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A 15-year-old high school student was arrested for bringing a semi-automatic handgun to a school in north Florida.
    
The Leon County Sheriff's Office said that the ninth-grader at Leon High School brought the weapon to school on Thursday morning. He was spotted by another student who informed school authorities.
    
The student was charged with carrying a concealed firearm and for possessing a firearm on school grounds.
    
This is the second incident involving a student and guns in the last week in Leon County.
    
Last Friday - the same day as the school shootings in Connecticut - a student at Florida A&M University Developmental Research School was found with a firearm in his book bag. The student, who had been threatening suicide, was taken into custody by FAMU police.

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