January 12, 2018
Niceville, FL – First graders at Plew Elementary in Niceville found a loaded forty caliber handgun on school grounds Friday but thankfully no one was injured.
Deputies believe the gun is connected to a case being investigated by the Niceville Police Department that took place in the area the night before when two suspects fled from officers after jumping the school fence.
A Plew Elementary teacher was walking her students back to class around 11:30 a.m. this morning when she noticed students looking at an object in the leaves between the library and a classroom building. It turned out to be a 40 caliber handgun.
The OCSO School Resource Officer responded and the weapon was turned over to the Niceville Police Department.
As a precaution, an OCSO K9 Unit also went to the school and conducted a search and sweep of the campus.
Charges could be levied by the OCSO if the individual who left the gun on school grounds can be identified.
Parents please be sure to remind your children to NEVER touch or handle a weapon and to always report it to a responsible adult IMMEDIATELY!