OVIEDO, Fla. - A Seminole County high school student is facing charges after deputies said he impersonated a police officer.
A deputy pulled over 16-year-old Corey Labrecque Saturday on Lockwood Boulevard near Mitchell Hammock Road, not far from Labrecque’s home.
The Hagerty High School teen had been joyriding in a silver Chevy Impala with blue police lights, according to officials.
Reports show he was wearing a shirt that said "police" on it and possessed law enforcement equipment, including a handcuff key.
Deputies said there was also a loaded handgun in the car.
Deputies said their investigation is active and they have an idea of where the teen got the car, but they wouldn't elaborate. There's no word on where he got the gun.
“What were his intentions driving the vehicle with a loaded gun?” asked Labrecque’s neighbor Bonnie Baker. “I hope it’s a misunderstanding.”
Labrecque is charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, which are both felonies.
He's being held a juvenile detention center, which is where he'll likely stay until his arraignment later this month, authorities said.
When he's released, school leaders said there's nothing stopping Labrecque from coming back to class.
Labrecque's arrest did not happen on campus or during school hours, it's strictly up to the sheriff's office to handle the situation, school officials said.