Five Florida teenagers were arrested Tuesday for allegedly selling stolen guns on the campus of their private high school, authorities announced.
The students, who range in ages from 15 to 17, all attend Community Christian School in Martin County, Florida – roughly two hours north of Miami.
Investigators, who stated they began looking into the group back in mid-May after receiving a tip, said they have recovered all five of the stolen weapons. Those weapons include a Kimber-1911 .45 ACP semi-automatic handgun, a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun, FN FNP 9mm semi-automatic handgun, a Ruger .357 magnum revolver, and a Glock 30 .45 ACP semi-automatic handgun.
Officials said they were able to determine that one of the students burglarized a home on six different occasions – a crime spree that resulted in the theft of the five weapons. Police believe the four other students subsequently sold the guns and ammunition both on and off school grounds.
"As soon as Community Christian Academy became aware of the full extent of a very serious situation involving students at the school, the Martin County Sheriff's Office was notified,” the school said in a statement released this afternoon."God's provision for exposure of and safety during this serious incident is recognized as the key element for assuring the safety of our students and campus throughout this time."