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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 4/16/2015 

 PCSO Deputies Arrest Licensed Practical Nurse Who Had Weapon on School Campus 


At approximately 8:00 am, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Garden Grove Elementary School, 4599 Cypress Gardens Road, Winter Haven, after a report of a school clinic worker having a weapon on school property.  The worker, 59-year-old Marvin Sizemore of Lake Wales, an LPN, was at the school as a substitute nurse for the clinic at the time of the incident. 

Through the investigation, deputies learned two witnesses, Garden Grove teachers, first reported to the school’s administrator they had observed a bulge under Sizemore’s left pant leg that appeared to be an ankle holster.  After speaking to Sizemore and advising him he was not to have a weapon on school property, the administrator contacted the PCSO.   

Deputies responded and during the investigation, located two firearms in Sizemore’s vehicle.   

Sizemore was charged with Possession of Firearm on School property and transported to the Polk County Jail without incident.