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Saturday, February 4, 2023

Two teens arrested after stolen gun found in bathroom at Forest High School

Two teenagers were recently arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a stolen handgun that was found inside a bathroom at Forest High School last year.

On October 21, 2022, MCSO deputies responded to Forest High School (5000 SE Maricamp Road in Ocala) after a student found a gun inside a bathroom on campus. The school was placed on lockdown for the remainder of the school day as a precaution.

MCSO conducted an investigation and discovered that the handgun had been stolen during a string of vehicle burglaries that had occurred on October 10, 2022. A detective reviewed video surveillance footage of the vehicle burglaries and observed two juveniles entering the vehicles.

The juvenile suspects were later identified as 14-year-old Tyson Disalvo and 16-year-old Bryce Wayne Disalvo.

Two teens arrested after stolen gun found in bathroom at Forest High School
Tyson Disalvo (left) and Bryce Wayne Disalvo (right)

The detective also reviewed Forest High School’s video surveillance footage from October 21, 2022, which showed the area around the bathroom. At around 8:50 a.m., Tyson was observed “entering and exiting the restroom multiple times while acting suspiciously,” according to the sheriff’s office.

Shortly before 9 a.m., Tyson was observed on the surveillance footage leaving the area of the bathroom. At approximately 10:20 a.m., another student entered the bathroom and then immediately exited it to notify a teacher about the gun.

Tyson was arrested and is being charged with possession of a firearm on school property, unlawful possession of a firearm by a person under 18 years of age, carrying a concealed weapon, and disrupting school functions.

At the time of Tyson’s arrest, he was already incarcerated at the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice on unrelated charges, and he remains in custody at the facility.

Bryce was also arrested and is being charged with armed burglary of a conveyance, burglary of a conveyance, grand theft of a firearm, petit theft, and violation of felony probation.

According to MCSO, Bryce had already been charged as an adult and was previously convicted of twelve felony offenses. Due to those prior felony convictions, Bryce was transported to Marion County Jail where he is currently being held on $45,000 bond.