Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies report they arrested 61-year-old Stephen Craig Miller, 23185 McBurney Ave., Port Charlotte Monday after he went intoxicated to two schools in Port Charlotte asking if he could bring a gun on Kingsway Elementary and Port Charlotte Middle School property to protect his grandchildren.
A call to CCSO at 2 p.m. from Kingsway Elementary, 2330 Quasar Blvd., said Miller was intoxicated and caused alarm. Miller left when told he could not come on campus drunk and he could not bring a gun on school property.
At 2:22 p.m., Miller reportedly went to Port Charlotte Middle, 23000 Midway Blvd., where he was met by the CCSO School Resource Officer. The SRO said Miller was stumbling around in the parking lot, appeared intoxicated and wanted to know about the safety of his grandchild.
Stephen Craig Miller
He was told he could not come onto school property intoxicated. Miller admitted to have been drinking. He gave permission to search his car. No weapons were found but there was an unopened can of beer on the front passenger seat.
The deputy arrested Miller on two counts of disruption of a school function and wanting to bring a firearm onto school property.
Miller was transported to the Charlotte County Jail and his vehicle was towed. Miller was booked then released on $1,000 bond.