Teen arrested for possessing a weapon on Vero Beach High School campus

Teen arrested at Vero Beach High School.
Teen arrested at Vero Beach High School.

VERO BEACH – On Friday, September 14, 2018, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line (772-978-6000) received anonymous information that student Andrew Bobilin, 17, had possessed a handgun on campus earlier that day.

School Resource Team members along with Detectives immediately began investigating this complaint, which ultimately resulted in the arrest of Bobilin on Sunday.

“During the arrest, a .380 caliber handgun was recovered, which other witnesses identified as being the weapon that Bobilin had on campus,” Major Eric Flowers told Sebastian Daily.

Flowers said Boblin was arrested on charges of possession of a weapon on school grounds, possession of a weapon by a minor, and carrying a concealed firearm. He was transported to the Department of Youth Services.

“See something, say something works. It is not just a slogan. We want to assure the parents, teachers, and students of Indian River County that if you come forward with a tip, we will thoroughly investigate the allegations. In this case, we recovered a gun that was brandished in the parking lot of Vero Beach High School,” Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar said in a statement.

School District of Indian River County Spokeswoman Cristen Maddux stated, “We are glad to see the Sheriff’s tip line worked to protect our students. We work closely with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office on a daily basis to ensure the security of every campus in the district.”

DISCLAIMER: Arrests and mugshots were made public by complaint affidavits, arrest affidavits, and police reports. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.