A Citrus High School student who was disciplined Tuesday for allegedly saying "he had a gun" on the Inverness campus was also charged later that day.

Because the boy is being charged as a juvenile, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office would not release his identity.

According to the boy’s arrest report, obtained Thursday, a sheriff’s-office deputy and resource officer for the high school arrested and charged the boy Tuesday with a second-degree misdemeanor count of disrupting school functions.

It’s alleged that when the boy yelled his comment earlier that morning in front of two other students, who helped identify him for authorities, it caused the school to secure itself and put a pause to classes.

During an interview with the school resource officer, the boy admitted to saying "he had a gun" out loud on school grounds, his arrest report shows.

After the boy was booked into the Citrus County jail, the Department of Juvenile Justice released him to his guardian, according to his arrest report.

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