(WEB.TAMPABAY) — SEFFNER — An 18-year-old alternative school student was arrested Wednesday morning after deputies learned he was seen loading a gun on a school bus, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
Another student on the bus saw the teen, Jamarcus Kareem Simms of Tampa, with a gun in his lap and sent a text message to a relative, deputies said. That relative called 911 at 8:35 a.m. At that time, the bus was traveling near Harney Road and U.S. 301, headed toward Brandon Alternative School.
The student continued texting details of the situation to the relative, who relayed a description of Simms, where he was sitting (four seats behind the bus driver) and that he was trying to hide the gun.
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