Police say a teen seeking payment of $20 is behind bars on a charge of aggravated assault after a gun was pointed at a Duval County school bus.
A boy with an apparent need to collect a debt pointed a gun at a stopped Duval County school bus Wednesday afternoon on the city's Westside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
The 15-year-old has been arrested on an adult felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, the Sheriff's Office said. The Times-Union is not naming him because of his age and no one being hurt.
Officers were called to the bus just before 3 p.m. near Lane and San Juan avenues where one of the students on board said “his people” owe the suspect $20, and the suspect "keeps coming to him to collect the money," according to the arrest report.
This time he got out of a burgundy Jeep and approached the bus at a Hyde Grove Elementary School bus stop, pointing a gun at it, police said. The victim said he leaned out of a bus window and stated “just chill, meet me at my house and I’ll give you the money," the report said. The suspect walked around the driver’s side of the bus toward the passenger-side exit door and tried to get in, yelling "Get off the bus" before walking back to the Jeep.
Officers located the vehicle in a nearby apartment complex and learned it had been stolen from another jurisdiction. A short time later, they apprehended the 15-year-old.
Nine middle to high school-age students and two adults were on the bus when the incident occurred, police said.