DATE:  September 27, 2016

Flynn Fidgeon, Public Information Officer
Phone:  772-564-5527


Today, staff at Treasure Coast Elementary recovered a handgun in a student's possession.  The student was unaware that they were in possession of the handgun, staff were immediately notified when it was discovered, and there was no intent to harm others.  The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office and the student’s parents were contacted and an investigation is being conducted by the Sheriff’s Office.  Student and staff safety is the number one priority in these situations.