Anti-Violence Activist to be Sentenced

August 19, 2014 Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 7:44 AM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

August 19, 2014 Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 7:44 AM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - It's sentencing day for the leader of an anti-violence group in Buffalo who admitted to taking a gun into an elementary school.

Dwayne Ferguson has been a community activist for years, leading the group MAD DADS.

Tuesday, he will be sentenced on one misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a weapon.

Ferguson confessed to bringing a handgun into Harvey Austin Elementary School back in February.

A 9-1-1 caller had reported someone with a gun inside the school, prompting police to lockdown the school and search every person inside.

Officers found a handgun on Ferguson, who had been at the school as part of a mentoring program.

Police say he did not have any "ill intent" and has a license to carry a gun. However, it is illegal to take weapons onto school grounds.

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