The Bay County Sheriff’s Office arrested a student at Everitt Middle School this morning.
Information was received that Michael Steward, an eighth grade student, was smoking marijuana on the bus. The bus was boarded by members of school administration when it arrived on campus. The student’s book bag was searched by administration in the presence of the School Resource Deputy. A handgun was found in the book bag and confiscated by the deputy immediately.
Further investigation indicates the firearm could have been obtained in a burglary. There is no information that the student intended specific harm to any students at the school.
Michael Stewart, age 15, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Firearm on School Campus. The investigation is ongoing.
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