Teens posed with gun in school, posted video on Snapchat, deputies say

Boys, 15 and 17, attend Cypress Creek High School in Orlando


ORLANDO, Fla. – Two teens were arrested Monday on allegations of posing with a gun and bullets in an Orlando high school and posting the video on Snapchat.

Ricardo Arevalo, 15, and Jeuriel Acevedo, 17, who attend Cypress Creek High School, were arrested on charges of possession of a firearm on school property and possession of a firearm by a minor.

According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, another student saw the Snapchat video and told a parent, who contacted authorities.

"We had an incident that had been reported where we got an anonymous tip late yesterday afternoon, and within five hours we were able to investigate and identify the two young men who had been arrested," said Cypress Creek Principal John McHale. "And they posed no threat at anytime to any of our students on campus."

Detectives worked to identify the students, who were arrested at their homes, officials said.

Deputies said the gun used in the video was found in Acevedo's backpack.

"We thank the student and parent who recognized this threat," sheriff's officials said in a statement. "We constantly remind the community of the national 'See Something Say Something' campaign. This is a reminder of how an alert individual can keep a community safe."

Deputies said the investigation is still open, but no additional charges have been filed as of Tuesday afternoon.