Osceola Elementary student arrested for bringing gun to school after threatening to shoot classmates

An 11-year-old Osceola Elementary School student is facing a felony charge after he brought an unloaded weapon to school Tuesday, after threatening to shoot two classmates the day before.

The fourth-grader was taken into custody on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon on school grounds and was also Baker Acted, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies say the student will be processed through the Juvenile Assessment Center where he will also receive a full evaluation.

The school’s Youth Relations Deputy stopped the student when he got off the bus at school this morning after learning of the threat.

While speaking to the student, the deputy located an unloaded .45 caliber gun in the student’s backpack. Deputies detained the student and took the firearm.

Deputies said in a press release “this is an isolated incident and there is no danger to the school.”

Parents at the school were shaken up after hearing of the threat.

“Obviously the parents aren’t in control of the gun,” said Mike Doernverg. “Thank God it wasn’t loaded but what if there was a bullet in the chamber or something like that? It’s irresponsibility.”

Mike and Debbie Doernverg pick up their grandkids three times a week.

“It’s scary when you have little kids,” Debbie said.

The Doernvergs want to know how the student got the gun.

Reporter:Gina Tomlinson
Writer:Melissa Montoya
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