Josh Neal Patton was sentenced Feb. 24 to five years probation. He was facing up to 10 years in prison for bringing a firearm onto Navarre High School campus last year.
Patton was 17 years old last April when he was charged with possession of a firearm on a school campus. He pleaded no contest Jan. 7 to two related charges.
Patton’s attorney, Christopher Crawford, praised the reaction of Navarre High principal Brian Noack and staff.
“(Noack’s deposition) is probably the reason he got probation,” Crawford said, adding, “The way the staff handled it was amazing.”
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