Friday, May 4, 2012

School Employee arrested with Guns on Campus

School Employee arrested with Guns on Campus


On May 3, 2012, Levy County Sheriff's Office School Resource Deputy Grant Sandlin received information that Williston Elementary Custodian, Dennis W. Solowski possibly had guns in his vehicle. Dep. Sandlin verified that Solowski was currently on duty and his vehicle was parked in the school campus parking lot. Dep. Sandlin located Solowski and interviewed him. Solowski verified that he did have guns in his vehicle. A search of the vehicle by Dep. Sandlin discovered an AR-15 style rifle and a 30-30 lever action rifle in the trunk. In addition to the rifles, a semi-automatic handgun was found under the front seat of the vehicle.


The Levy County School Board requires all employees to review and sign policy prior to employment. Levy County School Board has a "ZERO" tolerance for weapons on their school campuses. Solowski admitted to Dep. Sandlin he knew he was not allowed to have weapons on school campus.  Dep. Sandlin arrested Solowski and he was transported to the Levy County Jail.


The Levy County Sheriff's Office and the Levy County School Board will continue to work hand-in-hand to ensure the safety of "OUR" children while at our schools.

Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111