Man threatens teacher with gun at football game

Posted at 11:54 AM, Sep 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-12 11:54:09-04

A 28-year-old man was arrested during a football game for threatening a Seminole High School teacher with a gun, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Here's what happened around 8:51 p.m. on Friday, according to a release from PCSO:

A group of Seminole High students were gathered in the parking lot during the game when they were confronted by a man who was later identified as Matthew Caulfield, 28, of 3800 Donna Lynn Court in Orlando.

Caulfield was provoking students when a teacher named Joshua Walker overheard and confronted Caulfield. Witnesses say Caulfield threatened Walker, saying he would shoot him, and displayed a gun that was tucked in his pants.

School resource officers at the school during the game responded and took Caulfield into custody with a .40 caliber handgun.

Caulfield was not known by students, and alcohol may have been a factor in the incident.

Caulfield was taken to the Pinellas County Jail and charged with possession of a firearm at a school sponsored event, carrying a concealed firearm and trespassing on school grounds.

His bond is set at $30,000.

The investigation is continuing.