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Teen who took rifle to brawl says he was bullied

Screen capture from video from Jocelyn Chen Screen capture from video from Jocelyn Chen
Screen capture from video from Jocelyn Chen Screen capture from video from Jocelyn Chen
PALOLO, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A 15-year-old boy who brought an A-R 15 rifle to a brawl Monday afternoon, remains in police custody.

Cell phone video obtained only by Hawaii News Now, shows the boy, on a moped holding the semi-automatic rifle in the parking lot of the McDonald's on Waialae Avenue.

A Honolulu Police Department Sergeant on routine patrol pulled over when he saw what was going on.

You can hear him ordering the boy to put down the gun.  The boy complies and he is pushed to the ground then handcuffed.

Sources say, he told police he took the rifle from a family member to scare others who were bullying him.

We are not identifying the teen suspect because he is a juvenile but the Department of Education says if the bullying story is true, the boy had other options before retaliation. 

"We have help curriculum and anti bullying programs, character education programs that schools implement so that we can try to address bullying and harassment head on because its a very difficult issue," says DOE Assistant Superintendant Suzanne Mulcahy.

It doesn't appear that the family member knew the 15-year old had the rifle but because of his age, he isn't allowed to possess it without supervision.

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