Parent Arrested With .40 Caliber Glock Handgun in Student Pickup Car Line at Madeira Beach Fundamental School
Updated: May 4, 2018 – 6:20 p.m.
Pinellas deputies arrested a parent at Madeira Beach Fundamental School for possessing a firearm on school property after he was seen unloading the firearm in the student pick-up car line.
The incident occurred at about 2:21 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2018 on the west side of Madeira Beach Fundamental School located at 591 Tom Stuart Causeway, Madeira
Timothy R. Dunn, age 47 of Seminole, was charged with one count of Possession of a Weapon on School Property
Deputies say that at about 2:21 p.m., deputies were called regarding a report of an armed person at the school.
A witness called 911 saying there was a man sitting in a Dodge Ram truck in the student pick up car line pointing a gun towards the water.
The arrest affidavit reflected the following, “The defendant was seem [sic] by witnesses pointing the firearm out towards boats in the inner costal [sic] and then turning the gun backwards, consequently pointing the muzzle at the complainant.” The complainant stated she was in fear and unsure of his intentions.
Deputies say Madeira Beach Fundamental School was immediately placed on lock-down.
When deputies arrived, they made contact with Dunn who was sitting in the driver side of the Dodge truck.
Dunn complied with deputies and was immediately taken into custody.
Deputies secured an unloaded .40 caliber Glock handgun, two magazines and 27 rounds of ammunition from inside of Dunn’s truck. Dunn was also in possession of a valid Florida concealed weapons permit.
Deputies say multiple witnesses reported seeing Dunn pointing the gun out the window of the truck.
When deputies interviewed Dunn he informed deputies he was sitting in the student pickup car line waiting for his child to get out of school when he decided to “clear” or unload his firearm. Dunn said he pointed the gun out the passenger side window and began pulling the slide back on the gun.
Deputies confirmed that Dunn never pointed the gun in a threatening manner at anyone.
Madeira Beach Fundamental School was taken off lock-down.
Dunn was arrested and charged with one count of Possession of a Weapon on School Property.
Dunn was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without incident.
The investigation continues.