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Hernando High resumes classes after armed neighbor confronts students

Published Nov. 27, 2018

BROOKSVILLE — Classes resumed at Hernando High School after a confrontation Tuesday morning involving two students and an armed neighbor, according to a school district spokesperson.

The incident was reported to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office at 7:40 a.m. and classified as an assault. An automated call from the school to parents made at about 11 a.m. said a neighbor came onto campus and displayed a gun.

District spokesperson Karen Jordan said the incident started with an argument about speeding in the neighborhood. The neighbor showed the firearm to two students, then went to the school's front office.

Deputies were investigating the incident, said sheriff's spokesperson Denise Moloney, but no arrest had been made as of Tuesday afternoon.

Moloney said the agency will likely consult with the State Attorney's Office about whether any laws were broken and if an arrest is warranted. However, Moloney said she could not release any other details about the incident, including the names of those involved.

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