Florida man arrested, allegedly drew violent school scene on child's homework

By: Scott Andera, Palm Beach Post

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GULF COUNTY, Fla. - A Florida man has been arrested and charged after authorities said he drew an image of school violence on a student’s homework assignment.

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School staff sparked an investigation after seeing a drawing that included a schoolhouse on fire, a person appearing to hold a gun next to the words “Pew Pew Pew” shooting at a line of people, another person on fire next to the words “AHHH! It burns!” and two people on the ground in what appears to be a pool of blood, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Authorities said Robert Paul Alexander Edwards, 33, drew the image and they arrested him Friday, charging him with writing threats to kill or do bodily injury.

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Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison said investigators don’t think Edwards had any plan to follow through on the threat.

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