Bodycam Video Shows Police Arrest Intoxicated Man For Trespassing In High School, Took Seat Inside Classroom

School district officials in Volusia County Tuesday acknowledged a security failure after an intoxicated man with a pocket knife rode his bike onto Spruce Creek High School and took a seat in a classroom Friday.

Derek Marlowe, a 51-year-old Daytona Beach man with a criminal record, had “no business at the school, passed the gate, and entered a classroom” at the Port Orange school, Volusia County School District spokeswoman Kelly Schulz said in a statement.

“Security protocols were not followed,” Schulz added.

She said the school district’s safety and security team is carefully reviewing the breach with law enforcement and pledged to “better secure the campus to make sure all security protocols are followed.”

A review of security video appeared to show Marlowe riding a silver bicycle through the bus and faculty entrance on Taylor Road at 8:37 a.m. on September 27.

He allegedly went past an unidentified campus advisor in charge of checking vehicles and students coming on campus, a Volusia County Sheriff’s Office report said.

At 8:44 a.m., Marlowe went to the student parking lot and entered the school through doors that were unlocked at the time for students’ access.

He went down J-Hallway, where he lingered while classes were in session, before going down C-Hallway, where he entered a classroom, C-20, the arrest report described.

Authorities say the class was in session. The teacher’s name was redacted from the report.


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