Police: Confederate flag dispute leads to school bus arrest
by Doris Taylor
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WTKR) – Virginia Beach police arrested an 18-year-old man Monday for pointing a gun at an elementary school bus.
Joshua P. Dalton is charged with two counts of brandishing a firearm.
According to police two students reported to the school bus driver that a man in a blue pickup truck behind the bus pointed a gun at them.
The incident occurred at the intersection of Brian Avenue and Rachel Street as the bus stopped to unload students.
The bus driver took the students back to Pembroke Elementary and notified school authorities and police.
Police said the gun incident occurred after there was a dispute between Dalton and several students at the bus stop about a Confederate flag on Dalton’s truck.