Trespassing teen caught with stun gun, deputies say


FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – A 14-year-old spotted trespassing Wednesday at Flagler Technical Institute was caught later with a stun gun in his bag, Flagler County deputies said.

According to the sheriff's office, two 14-year-old boys were seen around 11:15 a.m. trespassing at FTI, near Flagler Palm Coast High School

When School Resource Deputy Calvin Grant confronted them to ask what they were doing, the two fled and ran across the parking lot toward the Town Center Shopping Plaza.

One of the teens, who was later identified as a student in FTI’s adult education outreach program, was seen entering a PetSmart and was found hiding in the women’s restroom. He was caught without incident, deputies said.

A plastic baggie containing marijuana was found in his backpack, and he was charged with possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest without violence.

The other teen, who is from Daytona Beach, was arrested after deputies saw him walking toward them at the Town Center. A search of his backpack after his arrest revealed a black stun gun. He was charged with felony possession or display of a weapon on school property and other misdemeanor drug charges.

Both teens were booked into the Flagler County jail. One child was released to his parent and the other was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center in Daytona Beach.

Flagler County School Superintendent Jacob Oliva praised the school's staff for being alert and handling the incident properly. He also thanked Grant and the Flagler County Sheriff's Office for their quick response