VBHS Student Arrested After Bringing Loaded Firearm to School
Vero Beach, Fl (treasurecoast.com) – The Indian River Sheriff reported a VBHS student was arrested after bringing a loaded firearm to school.
Here is the information:
Friday morning, School Resource Deputies assigned to the Vero Beach High School received a tip that a student brought a firearm to school. After receiving the tip the student was immediately investigated and questioned by School Resource Deputies and school officials.
The SRDs and school officials located a loaded small caliber handgun in the student’s front pants pocket. The student made no verbal threats to other students or staff. There was no disruption to the campus’s normal operation.
The student was placed into custody and initially charged as follows with more charges pending.
-F.S.S 790.115.2A Possession of Weapon on School Property
The student was identified as 18-year-old Ha Lecia Mckenzie. McKenzie is a documented gang member and juvenile delinquent.
Indian River County Sheriff Eric Flowers stated, “I’m proud of our School Resource Team who work hard every day to keep our students, teachers, and faculty safe. I am thankful to the students and teachers who report suspicious behavior to our deputies. We take each tip seriously and will continue to have ongoing communication with the school district.”
As a reminder, if you see or hear something suspicious report the concern to school officials, or law enforcement or use the fortify FL app.
(We hope the Indian River Sheriff’s office will take a look at this girls life and do something to turn her life around! A lot more cost effective than paying for a lifetime of incarcerations.)