Published: Jan 29, 2013 11:19 PM EST
Updated: Jan 29, 2013 11:38 PM EST

NORTH PORT, Fla.- North Port police arrested two students Tuesday afternoon.  They are accused of bringing a gun to Imagine Middle School.


Officers said a 13-year-old boy had the unloaded 9mm in his backpack.  During the investigation, officers determined a 12-year-old student brought the gun to school and gave it to the 13-year-old.


Both boys were charged with possession of a firearm while on school property.