NICEVILLE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Okaloosa County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating an incident where a loaded gun was found outside of an elementary school in Niceville Friday.
Deputies say first graders at Plew Elementary School found a loaded .40 caliber handgun on school grounds. No one was injured.
Deputies believe the gun is connected to a case from Thursday night the Niceville Police Department is investigating. They say two suspects were running from police in the area and jumped the school's fence.
Deputies tell us a teacher was walking her students back to class around 11:30 Friday morning when she noticed students looking at an object in the bushes. When she checked out the situation, she saw the gun and reported it.
As a precaution, an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit also went to the school to search the campus.