Man shooting BB gun at squirrel prompts school lockdown

November 17, 2017

COCOA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man shooting a BB gun at a squirrel prompted police to swarm a neighborhood and place a nearby school on lockdown.

Florida Today reports that Cocoa police responded Thursday morning following a 911 call about a man pointing a rifle at a house. Officials locked down Cambridge Elementary School as a precaution.

Police say about half a dozen officers surrounded the home and ordered the man to step outside. The man explained that a squirrel had been “wreaking havoc” in his attic and showed officers the BB gun.

No charges were filed. The squirrel’s fate wasn’t known.


Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), http://www.floridatoday.com

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