Friday, October 31, 2008

Student Faces Weapons Charge

A Naples High School student was arrested Friday after deputies say they found a stun gun in his backpack.

Charles Nguyen, 16, 944 22nd Ave. N., was charged with possession of a weapon on school property, a felony.

Reports say a deputy assigned to Naples High saw Nguyen leaving school property on foot after the morning bell had rung. The deputy stopped Nguyen and asked what he was doing, according to reports. The deputy asked Nguyen for permission to search his backpack. Nguyen consented, reports said. Inside the backpack, the deputy found a King Cobra stun gun and some pellet gun bullets, reports said.

Deputies went to Nguyen’s home, where his mother gave them permission to search for additional weapons. Hidden in various locations in the house deputies found two more stun guns, a Taser and a pellet gun, according to reports.

Nguyen told deputies he had the weapons for security, reports said.