The Volusia Sheriff’s Office says a student at Galaxy Middle School in Deltona has been charged with bringing a gun to school. The gun was found when the student shared an Instagram story showing the gun in a school bathroom.
The 15-year-old kid from Deltona is charged with a felony for having a gun on school grounds.
According to the sheriff’s office, officers were told about the Instagram story on Tuesday night and were able to identify the accused student and another student in a video that seemed to take place in a Galaxy Middle School boys’ restroom.
The tweet below confirms the news:
Deputies said they were notified of an Instagram post on Tuesday that shows two students in the middle school’s bathroom. https://t.co/3Rjr22xO04
— News 6 WKMG (@news6wkmg) May 11, 2023
In the video, the boy directed a handgun at the camera, took out the magazine, and showed that it had at least one round of ammunition.
When officers asked him about it, he said that he had recorded the video in the bathroom, but that it was from a long time ago.
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The gun is thought to be a 9mm gun that was taken from a car in Deltona during a recent break-in. The owner told the police that he found it missing from the glove box of his car on May 5. He said he thought his car was locked, but he wasn’t sure. There were no signs that the car had been broken into.
There will be more charges.
Jones is the second young person in Deltona to be arrested lately for stealing a gun. Last week, a 13-year-old boy from Deltona was charged with breaking into several cars and stealing guns. During a search of the family home, his mother found the gun.
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