LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF'S SCHOOL RESOURCE DEPUTY ARRESTS FEMALE WITH A GUN AT EUSTIS HIGH SCHOOL FOLLOWING FIGHT
An alert Lake County sheriff's school resource deputy is being credited for his swift action this afternoon following a fight that occurred at Eustis High School near dismissal time. Deputy Sheriff Adam Tytler responded to the school's administration office after two male students were sent to the office for fighting. As Deputy Tytler made his way to the office, he noticed a female, who was apparently upset over the fight, making her way from the office to a vehicle waiting in the pick-up line. The female had allegedly threatened one of the males saying she was going to get a gun and shoot him. Deputy Tytler followed and watched as the female reached in to the car, obtained a handgun, and then placed it in her pocket as she turned to head back to the school. Deputy Tytler immediately drew his firearm, ordered the female to the ground, and secured her. Tytler then took possession of the firearm, which was discovered shortly thereafter to be stolen out of South Carolina.
The 20-year-old female, Tershia Richmond, from Georgia, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm on school property, possession of stolen property, and carrying a concealed firearm without a permit.
The two males who were involved in the fight have been having ongoing verbal confrontations over the last week and it is apparent that Richmond was upset about today's fight on behalf of one of the males. Deputies are confident that Richmond‘s intent was to enact revenge over the scuffle and they are certain that she never intended to target anyone else at the school.
Richmond is a family friend of one of the students involved in the fight. As mentioned earlier, she is from Georgia and does not attend the school.
The incident is still under investigation and additional charges are possible.