For Immediate Release

February 22, 2018

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla— A Walton County school was put on temporary restriction following the discovery of a written threat.

Just after noon Thursday a student attending the “In10sity” Magnet School at the Wise Center located a composition notebook in a classroom. The note written was a threat to harm students.

The student immediately notified a teacher who alerted the School Resource Deputy on campus. Within minutes the school imposed a temporary restriction on student movement on school grounds. An administrative search was conducted including all classrooms, common areas, and backpacks. No weapons were located.

Walton County Sheriff’s Office posted the restriction via social media and through news outlets. Each student attending the magnet portion of the school was addressed either in a group setting or one-on-one. A person of interest has been identified.

An investigation is continuing in this matter, but based on our inquiries a credible threat did not immediately materialize.

“Every threat to student safety, written or otherwise, will be addressed swiftly and to the fullest extent of the law,” said Sheriff Michael Adkinson.

More information will be released once it becomes available.

Public Information Officer, Walton County Sheriff's Office of the Sheriff Michael Adkinson.

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