A Buddy Taylor Middle School student was arrested Friday after deputies say he brought a loaded stolen gun to school.
Eighth-grader Dewuan Brinson, 14, of Palm Coast, brought a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun in his backpack, according to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office.
The gun was stolen on April 23 during a burglary of an unlocked vehicle in Point Pleasant Drive in Palm Coast, deputies say.
FCSO said there was no magazine in the firearm, but a round was found in the chamber.
“We do not know what this student’s intentions were at this time,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “This student has been in trouble with the law previously. He was arrested in November 2017 for a felony charge of robbery by snatching and sent to teen court. It is time that this kid is dealt with serious penalties by the court system and the Department of Juvenile Justice before someone gets seriously hurt or killed. His crimes are escalating and he is on track to grow up and be an adult offender and spend his adult life in prison.”
Brinson has been charged with exhibiting a weapon on school property, grand theft of a firearm and interfering with a school function.