Teen Busted With Handgun At Local HS

A teen has been arrested after he was spotted at a Pasco high school after being trespassed.

According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, an alert staff member at River Ridge High School in New Port Richey notified the school resource officer after noticing the 16-year-old boy on campus after having been trespassed at a football game.

The officer made contact with the boy on the sidewalk in front of the school and the boy became evasive in his answers on why he was there.

After a search, the officer found an unloaded .25-caliber hand gun, “some type of mushroom”, 32 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

He was subsequently arrested.