A 33-year-old man in Port St. Joe, Florida was arrested Friday for drawing a "disturbing" depiction of a mass school shooting on a student's homework assignment.
Gulf County Sheriff's Office said Robert Paul Alexander Edwards is facing multiple charges after staff at Port St. Hoe Elementary School contacted the school resource deputy to inform them of the picture.
In the drawing, Edwards depicted a figure firing a rifle at several children outside a building marked 'school' with two people dead on the ground in a pool of blood. The building is on fire and the figure is shooting people standing in a line with the words, "Pew, Pew, Pew."
Sheriff Mike Harrison said, "Our country has been affected one too many times with horrific school tragedies. We take matters like this very seriously." The Gulf County Sheriff's Office is working with Gulf District Schools to investigate the matter.
Investigators interviewed Edwards who gave no reason to believe he was actually going to carry out the threat but the drawing is being taken seriously.
Edwards faces charges of written threat to kill or do bodily injury.
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