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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 16-year-old Ed White High School student is now facing felony charges after officers say they found him with a gun inside a classroom Thursday morning, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office incident report.

Police said at approximately 9 a.m., Assistant Principal Timothy Durkin along with JSO Officer J.W. Woods and Security Officer J. Reed conducted a random classroom search.

The classroom was split by gender, boys on one side and girls on another side, and the report says that during the search, a student made a statement to one of the officers and was escorted out of the classroom. That's when a six-shot, Eagle Arm .38 handgun was retrieved from his sock.

The unidentified student was arrested, escorted to the office and given his Miranda Rights.

According to the suspect, he brought the gun to school because of problems on the outside of school.

The suspect stated, "I didn't want to get caught with one of the people I have problems with."

An NCIC operator ran the serial number on the gun and found that it had not been reported stolen, the report says.

The suspect was transported and booked in the pretrial detention facility and the gun was placed in the property of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

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