A 16-year-old Belleview High School student was arrested Thursday for bringing a gun to the school’s campus.
A school administrator contacted Marion County sheriff’s Dep. David Hancock and Dep. Curtis Jernigan, who serve as school resource officers, and made them aware of the situation. He showed them a video on his cell phone showing a student identified as 16-year-old Julian Joel Segarra displaying a weapon in class that was concealed in a backpack, a sheriff’s office report states.
The video, which was posted Wednesday night, showed Segarra – identifiable by a tattoo on his wrist – pulling a pistol out and putting it back inside the backpack, the report says.
The deputies located Segarra and isolated him while his classroom was evacuated. He told deputies the weapon was in his vehicle and provided them with access to the car, where the pistol was located, the report says.
While being detained, Segarra allegedly told deputies that they should have shot him because he wanted to die. He was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail for juvenile disposition and charged with possession of a weapon within 1,000 feet of school property.