Volusia County

Volusia County middle schooler accused of bringing unloaded handgun to school

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A Volusia County middle school student is accused of bringing an unloaded gun to school and showing it off to another student during class.

Deputies said the 13-year-old Deltona boy was charged with possessing a weapon on school property after he brought a handgun with no magazine to Heritage Middle School.


A fellow student told a deputy that during third-period class, the 13-year-old asked him if he wanted to see something cool, then reached into his backpack and showed him the handgun.

Deputies said the boy told them he brought the gun to school Monday because he was being bullied, but he had no intention of hurting anyone. He told deputies he got the gun from his parents’ bedroom closet and removed the magazine from it for safety.

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The boy’s parents told deputies the gun was stored in a locked bedroom closet, but must have been left unlocked.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.