A tip to authorities may have headed off a local school massacre today.
Someone called 911 to say that they had gotten a text that a Brandon Alternative School student was loading a gun on the bus to school.
Hillsborough Sheriff’s deputies stopped the bus at Highways 92 and 579 and evacuated all students.
They found a stolen 9 millimeter semi-automatic handgun loaded with 12 rounds and a ski mask on 18 year old Jamarcus Simms.
Simms is in jail.
Charges are pending.