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Man caught with loaded gun on Tallahassee elementary school property

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Posted at 1:17 PM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-10 13:28:09-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A man was arrested after deputies caught him with a loaded semi-automatic gun on W.T. Moore Elementary School's property.

According to the Leon County Sheriff's Office, deputies noticed a parent park his vehicle in handicapped spot at W.T. Moore Elementary School on Dec.5.

Deputies say they immediately approached the parent Ronald Doss, 31, about the parking spot and he told them he had a handicapped placard.

After the students were dismissed for the day, deputies researched Doss' handicap access.

During the investigation, deputies found that the placard was not assigned to Doss and couldn't be used without the person it was issued to being inside the vehicle.

Deputies also found that Doss didn't have a valid driver's license.

On Dec.10, detectives responded to the school after being made aware of the situation that previously occurred.

LCSO says detectives approached Doss after noticing that he was parked in the handicapped parking space again.

Detectives say he initially provided a false name but later gave his true name.

Doss was then placed in handcuffs inside the back of the patrol vehicle so that detectives could complete the investigation.

When detectives went to turn off Doss' vehicle they found a handgun under the driver's seat.

Detectives say it was a loaded 9mm semi-automatic gun.

Doss was arrested and transported to the Leon County Detention Facility. Authorities say there was no indication that Doss had brought the gun to use on the campus.

He is being charged with possession of a firearm on school property and driving with a suspended license.