Teen Pleads No Contest To Threatening To Shoot Teachers, Bringing Gun To School

June 16, 2018

An Escambia County teen has pleaded no contest to charges that he brought a a gun to school after he threatened shoot school staff.

Terrance Anton Harris, Jr.,16, entered a plea of no contest to possession of a weapon on school property, carrying a concealed firearm, and possession of a firearm by a minor.

On November 30, 2017, Harris threatened to shoot multiple staff members at the Camelot Academy if he saw them outside of school grounds. He was subsequently expelled from the academy and then was accepted into George Stone Technical Center.

On January 25, 2018, Harris was sent to the guidance office at George Stone when he was disrupting class. When Harris’ belongings were asked to be sent to the office, the classroom teacher opened the backpack to confirm it belonged to Harris. She then found a loaded .38 calibur firearm in the backpack.
Circuit Judge Gary Bergosh scheduled sentencing for August 10. Terrance Harris faces a maximum of 10 years in state prison.


10 Responses to “Teen Pleads No Contest To Threatening To Shoot Teachers, Bringing Gun To School”

  1. D~J on June 17th, 2018 5:28 am

    I went to middle school with this kid. I was enrolled at West Florida, the school which shares a campus with GSTC, during the incident. Imagine if he decided to use that .38. Probation and a slap on the wrist for this guy and he’ll be back after a line of victims…

  2. SinRan on June 16th, 2018 12:10 pm

    After reading more comments, I can assure you this is NOT the Juvenile judge who is handling these crimes. These Teens are adjudicated as adults and face an adult sentencing. These types of juveniles are housed at the Escambia County Jail and not the Department of Juvenile Justice which is next door to the jail. Judge Bergosh is NOT the juvenile judge. Most all crimes involving Guns or Death by juveniles are adjudicated as adults and house at the Jail, not DJJ.

  3. SinRan on June 16th, 2018 10:04 am

    This judge is not a softy or a hug a thug. He is hard on teens who commit crimes. Look at Marques Weathers who was not the shooter, but was there with the one who did the shooting. Weathers was give 50 years for just being there. This is just one example! I have seen this judge hand out long term prison times many many times.

  4. David Huie Green on June 16th, 2018 10:00 am

    Even without the gun, it gets old quickly when students are trying to learn and someone like this is determined to disrupt class and their education.

    That’s a form of stealing far too common and far too unnoticed. Add the fact that he might just decide to kill a few and it’s a bad day for everyone.

    David for better days

  5. Mom on June 16th, 2018 9:45 am

    This judge needs to go. He’s known for being soft on criminals. Remember the 20 yr sentence he threw out because the offender reminded him of himself (what does THAT mean????) when he was young?, then the offender offended again??? VOTE HIM OUT.

  6. Mike on June 16th, 2018 9:30 am

    If you think Gary is giving this kid probation then you don’t know Gary

  7. Stumpknocker on June 16th, 2018 9:07 am

    Here comes probation, which is common for this judge handling this case, so I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of this young man after a long string of victims.

  8. Trocarman on June 16th, 2018 7:27 am

    Another school shooting may have been prevented by Harris’ arrest. The maximum sentence of 10 years should be imposed without question.

  9. Stumpknocker on June 16th, 2018 6:05 am

    Here comes probation.

  10. Tired of it all on June 16th, 2018 3:11 am

    Bye Felicia!

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