ALVA, Fla. - As two teens faced a judge Friday morning, for bringing an unloaded gun to the Alva School Thursday, WINK News is learning they were searched the day before for suspicious activity.
One of them, found with 22 live rounds of 9 millimeter ammunition.
The other, carrying tobacco.
"It's very disturbing," said Martha Lee, a grandparent.
"I've often thought about home schooling my own child, and this is just leaning me more towards that," said Lee.
The school district says just because the students came into the school the next day, do not assume there was no discipline.
By Florida law, ammunition is not considered a weapon, so a zero tolerance policy cannot be applied.
Although the school district can't comment specifically on what action was taken, based on the student code of conduct, an incident like this could include any kind of suspension whether its keeping the student at home or in school.
It's within the principal's discretion.
Again, the school district says just because the students came into the school the next day, do not assume there was no discipline.
"We don't know what was discussed, we don't know what was said. We have an excellent principal here," said Barbara Mitchell.