Saturday, June 23, 2018
Education

Support staff member at Frontier Elementary brings gun onto campus, district says

LARGO — A support staff member brought a gun onto the campus of Frontier Elementary School on Thursday morning, but the gun was removed before students arrived.

Largo police got a call about 7:35 a.m. reporting the gun, which they confiscated. Pinellas County Schools police have since taken over the investigation, said Lisa Wolf, spokeswoman for the district.

Paramedics treated the staffer, who is not a teacher, for a non-disclosed medical issue.

Principal Tracie Bergman relayed the details to school families.

"I am calling to notify you that an employee was escorted off campus by emergency responders for allegedly bringing a gun to school this morning," she said. "At no time were students in danger. Please know that the safety and security of your child is our priority."

Wolf said classes at the school on Hopedale Lane began on time at 8:35 a.m.

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