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Student arrested with gun at Armwood High School

For Immediate Release : Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Release Number: 20-048


Tuesday February 11, 2020 10:30 AM


Armwood High School 12000 U.S. Highway 92 Seffner, FL

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a student who was caught with a loaded gun on campus at Armwood High School, located at 12000 U.S. Highway 92 in Seffner.
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 11, a teacher at Armwood High detected the odor of marijuana coming from 17-year-old student Ziare Lloyd. The teacher notified school administrators to conduct a search of the student’s backpack.
During the search, a loaded M&P firearm with one round in the chamber and a full magazine was located in Lloyd’s backpack. Lloyd also had a scale in his possession, but no marijuana was found. The gun belonged to Lloyd’s parent, who was unaware that he had taken it to school.
Lloyd, who invoked his rights, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Firearm on School Property and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.
“We will not tolerate any student bringing a loaded weapon on our school campuses. Hillsborough County Schools should be a safe place for students to learn without fear,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “While this student made a very poor decision and must face the consequences for his actions, this is also a reminder for parents to properly secure their firearms. Your child should never have access to a deadly weapon.”