Armed man arrested in student pick-up line at Madeira Beach Fundamental

- Someone called 911 when they saw a man holding a handgun through the window of his vehicle in the student pick-up line at Madeira Beach Fundamental School, Pinellas County deputies say.

Deputies were called at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday about an armed person on school property. The witness told dispatchers there was a man sitting in a Dodge Ram truck in the student pick-up car line, pointing a gun towards the water.

The school was put on lock-down. Deputies say when they arrived, they immediately arrested the man and took his .40-caliber Glock handgun, two magazines, and 27 rounds of ammunition. 

During an interview, 47-year-old Timothy Dunn told investigators he was sitting in the student pick-up car line, waiting for his child to get out of school, when he decided to unload his firearm.

Dunn told investigators he pointed the gun through the passenger-side window and started pulling the slide back on the gun.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says Dunn "never pointed the gun in a threatening manner at anyone," and had a valid Florida concealed weapons permit.

Dunn was charged with one count of possession of a weapon on school property and taken to the Pinellas County Jail.

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