CRESTVIEW, Fla., March 28, 2019—A Crestview High School student faces numerous felony charges after the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office found him in possession of a concealed firearm on school property Thursday.
A school resource officer learned 15-year-old Jabari Trevone Imani had been living in a shed behind a friend’s home on West Bowers Avenue and was believed to be in possession of a weapon.
Deputies went to the scene where the homeowner gave consent to search the shed and found a backpack and small handbag under a tarp.
Along with clothing and personal hygiene items found in the backpack, marijuana and a vapor pen cartridge that tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, dozens of .22 rounds, a 9 mm magazine and 9 mm ammunition were found in the handbag.
Imani, located and detained by the school resource officer, was searched because of the school safety threat. An unloaded .22 caliber Ruger revolver was found in his waistband.
No ammunition was located on him; however, a secondary search of Imani’s school backpack turned up a half dozen .22 caliber rounds.
Deputies say there were no known threats toward the school or any individuals by the student who told them he had the weapon for self-protection after he left the school campus.
The student told deputies had been living in the shed for about three weeks and that he bought the gun from an Hispanic man for less than $100 and mentioned the weapon was possibly stolen.
Imani is charged with possession of a firearm on school property, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of marijuana more than 20 grams, all third-degree felonies
He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor offense.
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office news release