Pensacola Police have confirmed that a Booker T. Washington High student was arrested yesterday after he was found with a gun on campus.
The rumors are rampant. (See update below)
We have asked for clarification from the Pensacola Police and Norm Ross Deputy Superintendent.
Washington High principal did not tell parents about gun in school
Audio, transcript of Washington High robocall
Police report on Washington High incident
Other principals do not hesitate to inform parents about guns on campus
A relative of the boy who originally brought the handgun on the Washington High School campus called Inweekly to say that the student had not intention of hurting anyone but himself. He planned to do it off campus.
She said that William Caldwell took the gun away from him to save his life. Caldwell was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm on school property, a third degree felony.
As of this morning, school officials had not fully notified parents or students about the Tuesday incident or held an assembly to deal with the rumors.