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Police: Confederate flag dispute leads to school bus arrest

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Posted at 11:08 AM, Oct 16, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-16 11:08:57-04
Joshua Dalton (PHOTO: Virginia Beach Police)

Joshua Dalton (PHOTO: Virginia Beach Police)

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.