Published: Jan 30, 2013 12:00 AM EST
Updated: Jan 30, 2013 12:43 PM EST

NORTH PORT, Fla.- On Tuesday, Imagine Middle School staff called  the North Port Police Department in reference to a 13-year-old student who was in possession of a 9mm handgun while in class.

A student reportedly notified his teacher that a student, had a gun in his backpack. During the investigation, it was learned that a second student, had brought the unloaded gun to school and had given it to the other student. 

Both students were charged with Possession of a Firearm While on School Property. They were arrested and transported to the North Sarasota County Jail where they are being detained by the Division of Juvenile Justice.