17-year-old boy arrested after threatening a student with a stolen gun

Published: August 12, 2022 6:46 PM EDT
Updated: August 15, 2022 8:52 AM EDT

A 17-year-old boy is now facing charges after deputies say he threatened a student with a gun at South Fort Myers High School on Aug. 11.

WINK News spoke with a student who said this made her feel unsafe. But others didn’t even know a student was arrested in the first place.

“I was pretty surprised. And I mean like I heard he didn’t have any intentions. I hope that’s the case,” said a 17-year-old student.

WINK News is not naming the 17-year-old because of his age.

His arrest report details a verbal argument between him and a female student.

According to that report, the 17-year-old told the other student to meet him in the parking lot because quote “He had something for her.”

That student got worried because she saw a post on Instagram he made with a gun a few days ago.

She showed the deputy the video and they conducted a search of the student’s car and found a 9mm handgun underneath the driver’s seat.

The firearm was not chambered but did have a magazine inserted with four bullets inside. according to reports.

According to reports, a records check was performed on the firearm and it revealed that the gun was reported stolen under a Lee County Sheriff’s Office case.

The 17-year-old was arrested and taken to Lee County Jail.

South Fort Myers High School’s principal said at no time was any student threatened and the 17-year-old arrested will be disciplined per the student code of conduct.