Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Larry R. Ashley

Cigarette Lighter Shaped Like Gun Causes Scare on School Bus

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office responded after a cigarette lighter shaped like a gun caused a scare on an Okaloosa County school bus shortly after 3 p.m. this afternoon. A teen who saw what appeared to be a gun on another student from Bruner Middle School had contacted a parent, who in turned called 9-1-1.

OCSO deputies and officers with the Fort Walton Beach Police Department were on the scene rapidly as a traffic stop was conducted near the intersection of Beal Parkway and Memorial Parkway.

Responding deputies say it turned out to be a cigarette lighter, but emphasize that the caller did the right thing by making sure the situation was reported to law enforcement and quickly addressed.

It was determined there was no threat and all students were safe.

Charges are possible.

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