Mexico Beach Man Charged with School Threat


A Mexico Beach Man is charged with a felony after allegedly drawing a picture of a school shooting. 

Robert Paul Alexander Edwards, 33 was charged written threat to kill or do bodily injury. Gulf County Sheriff’s deputies said the investigation began after staff at Port St. Joe Elementary School contacted the school resource deputy about a “disturbing” picture drawn on a student’s homework assignment.

The drawing depicted a school on fire, a person running from the school on fire and several others standing in a line being shot by an individual. The image included 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.

Through the course of the investigation, it was determined Edwards drew the image, deputies wrote.

Edwards was interviewed by investigators, deputies added. “Although the actions in the drawing were taken seriously, there is no reason to believe that Edwards was going to carry out the threat,” they wrote

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