TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Tampa Bay area teen was arrested after another student reported that he was loading a handgun on a school bus.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reports that the student had texted a relative about the gun Wednesday morning while heading to Brandon Alternative School, and the relative called 911.

Deputies pulled over the bus and evacuated seven students. They reported finding a stolen 9mm pistol, a magazine loaded with 12 rounds and a black ski mask.

An 18-year-old student was arrested based on a description in the earlier texts. He’s facing two weapons charges and a marijuana possession charge.

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