Student arrested after 2 guns found in car on Baldwin Middle-High campus

Weapons confiscated, student faces charges, police say


BALDWIN, Fla. – A 17-year-old Baldwin Middle-High School student caught with two loaded guns on school grounds Monday was arrested, according to a Duval County School Board police arrest report.

Cole Gidcumb was charged with possession of firearms on school grounds, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Duval County School District officials said the guns were found in Gidcumb's car after the school dean saw a rifle in plain view and notified the school police officer.

The officer got permission to search the car and found a second rifle in the trunk, more than 300 rounds of ammunition scattered around the inside of the car, a couple of homemade marijuana pipes , a marijuana grinder and a glass bottle with drug residue, the report said.

Parents were informed of the incident via robocall.

Both weapons were confiscated and Gidcumb was detained, school officials said.

He could also face district disciplinary actions, including possible expulsion. 

No students or staff members were harmed during the incident, and parents of the student involved were contacted, officials said.

Any firearm or weapon brought to school is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.