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Florida Man Arrested For Drawing On Student’s Homework

A Florida man was arrested for a disturbing drawing he put on a child's homework.

Port St. Joe, FL – A Florida man was arrested on Friday for drawing disturbing images on an elementary school student’s homework.

Police said Robert Paul Alexander Edwards, 33, of Mexico Beach, drew a picture of a schoolhouse on fire on a child’s homework.

The drawing depicted a school house on fire, a person on fire who was running from the school and several others standing in a line being shot by an individual, according to the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO).

Police said the image also included drawings of two people on the ground, in what appeared to be a pool of blood. The words “Pew, Pew, Pew,” were written next to the person with the gun.

The drawing made its way to staff at Port St. Joe Elementary School, who contacted the GCSO, according to Fox News.

An investigation by the sheriff’s office and the Gulf District Schools determined Edwards had drawn the images.

“Our country has been affected one too many times with horrific school tragedies. We take matters like this very seriously,” Sheriff Mike Harrison said.

Police said there was no indication Edwards planned to carry out the threat.

He was arrested on Dec. 1 on charges of written threat to kill or do bodily injury.

It remained unclear whether Edwards knew the student, or how he had been able to draw on the homework.

Do you think that this drawing should be an arrestable offense? We’d like to hear from you. Please let us know in the comments.

GinnyReed - December Mon, 2017


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