High school student arrested

Tyler Ryan Holmes was arrested in connection with shots fired at Summerville High School.

A 17-year-old football player has been arrested in connection with shots fired Feb. 12 at a high school, Summerville Police Capt. Jon Rogers said. No one was injured in the incident.

Tyler Ryan Holmes, a Fort Dorchester High School student and cornerback for the Patriots, is charged with disturbing school, unlawful carrying of a weapon and carrying a weapon on school grounds, Rogers said.

Holmes' bail was set at $15,000 on Wednesday.

A police officer heard a gunshot in the Summerville High School parking lot following a basketball game, according to a police report. Police closed the lot and searched a black car but nothing was found, the report said.

Later, two witnesses told police they had seen the suspect near the school and heard him say he was going to shoot someone after the basketball game. The suspect's friends then escorted him out to the parking lot, where the witnesses saw him pull out a silver-colored gun and fire it into the air, police said.

The suspect tried to get into a black car but was denied entry and ran toward nearby apartments, the report said.

A school official recognized the suspect as a member of the Patriots football team, police said. Holmes was arrested without incident Tuesday at Fort Dorchester High.

Fort Dorchester and Summerville high schools are sports rivals, and compete in the same region.

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