(PNJ.com) - Crestview officials took a 13-year-old boy into custody on Tuesday after he took a loaded handgun onto a school bus and Crestview High School campus.
According to a press release from Okaloosa County officials, Jeremiah Murphy of Painter Branch Road said he hid the gun in his boot and rode the bus to Crestview High where he was to catch a second bus to "Best Chance" at Richbourg Middle School.
Instead of catching the second bus, officials say Murphy left the Crestview High campus, hid the Taurus PT-22 semi-automatic in the woods and went to the City Library. Later that afternoon, he collected the weapon from the woods and caught the bus home, according to the release.
After riding the bus home, witnesses say Murphy fired the gun at the intersection of Bambi and Chambray roads.
According to the release, Murphy told officials he took the gun from a family member's vehicle. He's also accused of taking a $300 AT&T tablet from his mother.
Murphy was was arrested Tuesday at his home and charged with carrying a concealed firearm, having a firearm on school property, discharge of a firearm in public, and grand theft.
Murphy was taken to a Department of Juvenile Justice facility.