VCSO Deputy Reassigned After NSBHS Gun Incident

By on January 14, 2019 in WNDB News

New Smyrna Beach, FL – A Volusia County Sheriff’s deputy serving as a school resource officer is reassigned to courthouse duty.

Sheriff Mike Chitwood said in a Twitter post that Deputy Anthony Abato is a ‘good man who works hard’ but ‘we just have to be able to stop what we’re doing and handle ANY call about a possible gun on or near a school campus with the HIGHEST priority & urgency.’

The transfer comes after an incident at New Smyrna Beach High School last Thursday in which a student was reported by another student to have a gun. The school was put on lockdown.

The gun in question turned out to be an Air Soft gun.

The incident is under investigation.

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