Intruder enters Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, Florida to test security: Authorities

Posted at 9:26 AM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 12:12:59-04

PORT ORANGE, Fla.-- A man carrying a pocket knife was able to get into a classroom on the campus of Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, Florida, according to officials.

Derek Marlowe, 51, was arrested Friday and charged with trespassing, disrupting school functions and breach of peace.

Investigators said he was intoxicated when he rode a bike on to campus and walked inside, unchallenged.

According to the arrest report, Marlowe got into a classroom in session and took a seat. He later told police he was testing security.

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