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FILE: Two Rotonda West schools were placed on lockdown on Tuesday afternoon due to an armed man in the vicinity. But, the incident was a false alarm. The man was hired to hunt invasive iguanas and was armed with pellet guns. (Credit: Tim Thiel/FILE)

Iguana hunter, mistaken for gunman by Rotonda West schools, apologizes

Roy Wathen was using a pellet gun to hunt the invasive lizards in Rotonda West on Tuesday; but, someone called 911 to report a man who appeared to have a rifle near Vineland Elementary. The consequences of those actions led to two school lockdowns, dozens of worried parents and terrified students. “Within a minute,” Wathen […]