Update: Mexico Beach man arrested for drawing threat on child's homework

GULF COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Gulf County Sheriff's officials have arrested 33-year-old Robert Paul Alexander Edwards after he allegedly drew threatening images on a child's homework.

Authorities say they were contacted by a School Resource Deputy at Port St. Joe Elementary School about a "disturbing" picture drawn on a student's homework assignment. They say the drawing depicted a school house on fire, a person running from the school on fire and several others standing in a line being shot by an individual.

They say the image also included two people on the ground in what appeared to be a pool of blood with the words, “Pew, Pew, Pew,” written next to the person with a gun.

Through the course of the investigation it was determined Edwards drew the image.

He faces charges of a written threat to kill or do bodily harm.

Investigators say although the actions in the drawing were taken seriously, there is no reason to believe that Edwards was going to carry out the threat.

Gulf County Schools Superintendent Jim Norton released a statement on Monday, "As always, student safety continues to be of the utmost importance. This action was perceived as a potential threat and immediate action was the only recourse. These matters will never be taken lightly and they may not be simply considered erring on the side of caution."

Investigators say although the actions in the drawing were taken seriously, there is no reason to believe that Edwards was going to carry out the threat.