Charges Dropped Against Dania Beach Middle School Worker Who Brought Gun to School - NBC 6 South Florida

Charges Dropped Against Dania Beach Middle School Worker Who Brought Gun to School

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    Charges Dropped Against Dania Beach Middle School Worker Who Brought Gun to School
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    Nathaniel Strowbridge

    A security specialist at a Dania Beach middle school who was arrested after he brought a gun to the school in his car on the first day of classes is no longer facing charges.

    Broward prosecutors dropped all charges against Nathaniel Strowbridge Thursday, a year after he was arrested at Olsen Middle School for possessing a firearm on school property.

    "I am elated," Strowbridge told reporters outside court Thursday. "All I ever wanted to do was protect those kids."

    After receiving an anonymous tip, deputies got a search warrant for Strowbridge's car and found the gun, a .45 caliber Taurus, on the floorboard on the passenger side, the report said.

    Strowbridge was arrested and booked into jail, and later lost his job. He worked as a security specialist at the school since 1997, according to Broward County Public Schools officials. He previously was a security specialist at Coconut Creek High School.

    Strowbridge said he doesn't want the job back but is still pursuing a civil lawsuit against the Broward School Board.

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