Baldwin County Sheriff James Underwood says a member of the cast of the National Geographic Channel’s “Rust” fired a “suspected live round” while filming in a Baldwin County classroom.
The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office was notified Saturday that the show was shooting outside Lussier Elementary School. The sheriff’s office received a call from a man who had been watching the television show, which has actors enter classrooms to investigate paranormal activity.
Underwood said the department arrived and informed agents from NATGOS and the ATF, who responded to the scene. Underwood said when agents arrived, they found the elementary school was on lockdown and confirmed it was for a “security and safety issue.”
“This is not the case, the officers went there to interview crew members present and we advised them that the school was under direct lockdown from students, employees and/or visitors,” Underwood said in a statement. “We were able to free the elementary students to go home early and the agent handling that aspect of the investigation stated the matter was being passed over to Nat Geo. A school resource officer is present at all times and we always encourage citizens to let the SROs do their job.”
Underwood said an investigation is underway and no arrests have been made.