Florida Man Enters a High School with a Weapon to

Florida Man Enters a High School with a Weapon to 'Test School Security'

A Florida man was arrested after he entered into a high school with a pocket knife attempting to test the school's security measures.

Derek Marlowe, 51, entered Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, Florida with a pocket knife on his waist to see how far he could go without being stopped by security officials.

Marlowe made his way through the faculty entrance and into a classroom where he sat down.

It was then that a teacher alerted authorities through an emergency button in the classroom, reported CBS Miami.

“It’s shocking to know that someone could just walk on your campus without permission or consent,” said Laron Killins, a student at the school, told CBS Miami.

“I can’t believe that someone like that got on to campus and even got into a classroom, that’s not very safe, so I’m concerned now cause it’s the first I’ve heard of it,” said Robert Chalker, a parent, to the outlet.

Police did report that Marlowe was intoxicated and that he said, “He did the deputy a favor and tested the school’s security.”

“I think they should have more security. I think there should be security at each side of every door, just for the safety of our children,” said Chalker.

Marlowe is facing several charges following the incident.

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