Published June 05, 2013
STUART, Fla. – Five Martin County high school students have been arrested for stealing and then selling guns on school property.
The sheriff's office announced the arrests Tuesday. The suspects from Community Christian Academy in Stuart range in age from 15 to 17.
School officials received a tip that the teens were selling guns to other students at school and contacted authorities. Investigators determined that one teen burglarized a home several times and stole five weapons from a safe.
Detectives say four other students were involved in the sale of those guns as well as hundreds of rounds of ammunition, on and off campus.
All the weapons have been recovered.
The teens face charges that include dealing in stolen property, possession of a firearm on school property and armed burglary.