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Child seen pointing gun at Franklin County students

An investigation is underway
School Shooting
Posted at 2:53 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 14:53:20-04

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Franklin County Sheriff's office is investigating after a child appeared to point a gun toward students on Apalachicola Bay Charter School's campus.

According to a letter sent out to parents on Monday, a child was loitering outside the Apalachicola Bay Charter School's campus near the 5th grade playground.

The principal, Chimene Johnson, said that the child, who isn't a student at ABCS, was talking to another student through the school fence and was eventually told by a teacher to leave the area.

School officials say then went across the street and into the woods and later returned to the alley across the street. That's when the child pointed what appeared to be gun toward students across the campus.

"Our SRO, Stella Bryant and local police immediately took action to secure the school, protect the students and find the juvenile," the letter read. "Our student body reacted quickly and appropriately. They saw something and immediately notified adults ... This is exactly what we want students to do to keep our campus safe. "

Officials say a no trespassing order is being put in place to keep the child away from campus. They also confirm that the Franklin County Sheriff's office is investigating the incident.

WTXL reached out to the Franklin County Sheriff's office who confirmed that they are investigating and are expecting to wrap up the investigation soon.

This is a developing story. Stay with us for details.