JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The student who allegedly brought a gun to Mandarin High School on Thursday has been charged with two felonies.
The teen, 17, is being charged with possession of a firearm on school property and dealing in stolen property, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrest and booking report.
According to the report, the teen told officers "he was having a 'beef' with some guys on the Westside and needed it for protection." He also told officers he paid $150 for the gun two years ago.
First Coast News has chosen not to release the name or the photo of the juvenile.
MHS Principal Donna Richardson released this phone message to parents on Thursday: