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6th grader who brought a gun, knives to school identified



CANTONMENT, Fla. (WEAR) — Authorities have released the name of the sixth-grade student in Florida that was arrested for allegedly bringing a loaded gun to school.

According to the arrest report that Circa affiliate Channel 3 News obtained, the Escambia County Sheriff's Office (ECSO) reports 13-year-old Ashton Ferguson-Resmondo of Cantonment was arrested on Tuesday, February 13th.

ECSO said Ferguson-Resmondo came to school with a loaded gun, a knife, and prescription pills.

On Tuesday morning, a school resource officer (SRO) located the firearm on the child as students exited their school bus, according to Escambia County Sheriff's Office (ECSO) spokesperson Maj. Andrew Hobbs.

The sheriff's office said the SRO made contact with Ferguson-Resmondo due to an ongoing investigation.

During the discussion with the student, the SRO was able to determine the student had a firearm on him.

According to an arrest report, the day before the student had two knives on him and ammunition. ECSO Sheriff David Morgan said the student took the gun from his parents' safe.

Sheriff Morgan said, "The parents did practice due diligence. The weapon had been secured, but the child managed to get into a safe to get the weapon."

Ferguson-Resmondo is facing charges of possession of a concealed weapon, brandishing a firearm on school grounds and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.

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