PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – A dead shark was found hanging from the rafters above a staircase at Ponte Vedra High School on Thursday morning, according to the St. Johns County School District.
The school district told News4JAX that the discovery was made about 8 a.m. and that the shark was cut down and removed.
The district also said it has turned over surveillance video of the shark being hung up to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. As it is evidence in a criminal investigation, it will not be released.
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioner on the way to the school confirmed they are investigating.
Several people emailed photos to News4JAX of the shark that appear to be circulating on social media, mainly on Snapchat.
A student, who wished to remain anonymous, told News4JAX that it was a senior prank.
The St.John’s County School District confirms a shark was found hanging above a staircase at Ponte Vedra High School this morning. They don’t know who put it there. It was cut down and removed. @wjxt4 viewers sent us pics. A student I spoke with says it was a senior prank. #PVHS pic.twitter.com/prXhToXdtV
— Marilyn Parker (@MarilynParkerTV) May 5, 2022
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