78.1 F
The Villages
Friday, May 13, 2022

Wildwood Middle High School student arrested after gun found in vehicle

James Robert Keene
James Robert Keene

A Wildwood Middle High School student was arrested after a gun was found in his vehicle in the school’s parking lot.

The school’s principal suspected that 18-year-old James Robert Keene was under the influence of narcotics and that led to the discovery of a shotgun Thursday morning in his vehicle parked in the school parking lot, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. The gun was identified as a Sears 12-gauge shotgun, model 10140. The gun was located in a compartment under the backseat. It was not loaded.

Keene said he had been “shooting with his friends and forgot to take it out of his vehicle,” the report said.

He was arrested on a felony charge of possession of a firearm on school property. He was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center and released after posting $2,000 bond.

More Headlines
Stories in and around The Villages, Florida

Headlines
The Villages, Florida

Letters to the Editor
Opinions submitted by residents in and around The Villages

The Developer should pay for replacement of windmill and water tower

A Village of Charlotte resident, in a Letter to the Editor, contends the Developer should pay to replace the rotting windmill and water tower at Brownwood Paddock Square.

Officials should be smarter when it comes to windmill and water tower

A Village of Buttonwood resident, in a Letter to the Editor, contends that at a time when prices are rising, residents will be stuck with the cost of rebuilding a windmill and water tower at Brownwood.

Commissioner wants to eliminate golf carts on North Morse Boulevard

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of De La Vista West resident raises his concern about a Sumter County commissioner who suggested the possibility of eliminating golf cart traffic on North Morse Boulevard.

Unhappy about men’s day at Hacienda Hills Championship Golf Course

A Villas of Spanish Springs man expresses his displeasure about the status of Hacienda Hills Championship Golf Course. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Explanation about windmill and water tower doesn’t make sense

A Village of Hawkins resident says that the explanation about the need to rebuild a windmill and water tower at Brownwood doesn’t make sense. Read her Letter to the Editor.

Photos
The Villages, Florida