Published: Feb 07, 2013 11:57 AM EST

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Cape Coral middle school student was arrested for bringing a gun and taser on the school bus.

Four students told deputies the 12-year-old from Mariner Middle was playing with the taser on the bus and had the gun in his book bag.

The boy's stepfather told deputies his son keeps getting in trouble and getting released. He said he wants the boy to be put in a secure detention to get help.