A school where people learn how to give ultrasounds turned into a crime scene on Tuesday.
According to a Facebook post from the Escambia County Sheriff's Office, ECSO deputies responded to the Florida Institute of Ultrasound in Pensacola after dispatchers received a tip that two people were on their way to the school with a gun.
WKRG-TV reports it was a "concerned citizen" who made the call, claiming that he/she heard that one of the suspects, Mark Kinney, was going to take over the school by force. According to an arrest report, Kinney felt something moving around in his ear and wanted a technician there to scan it.
Deputies were able to apprehend Kinney and his wife Mary before the duo entered the building, according to a report.
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During a search, a revolver was found in Mark Kinney’s waistband. Deputies also nabbed a plastic baggie with white residue from his shirt pocket, which later tested positive for methamphetamine.
The male suspect was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a concealed firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia. As of Wednesday, the 52-year-old was being held on a $21,000 bond.
His 41-year-old wife was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a concealed firearm and introduction of contraband into a county detention facility. She was being held on a $25,000 bond.
"We are very very thankful for my staff's reaction, and the reaction of the sheriff's department and that no one was seriously hurt or injured," the school's administrative director Greg Davis told WKRG.