February 6, 2018
Fort Walton Beach, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a review after a School Resource Officer inadvertently left her service weapon inside a faculty bathroom off-limits to students.
The weapon was there less than five minutes before the officer realized she had not put it back on her belt after placing it on a shelf approximately six feet above the floor.
She was on her way to retrieve it when a parent noticed it inside the faculty bathroom at Elliot Point Elementary School around 9:10 a.m. while looking for paper towels.
The SRO reported the incident immediately to her supervisors.
An inquiry is underway.
No students were at risk.