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Canterbury School Head of Security arrested for unlawful possession of firearm

Posted at 6:31 AM, May 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-17 15:28:53-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A security guard at The Canterbury School was arrested on Monday, May 15, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, a complaint was made against Wyatt Henderson, the school's Head of Security, on May 11, claiming he was unlawfully carrying a firearm while on campus.

Investigation found that in 2006, Henderson had been convicted of three felonies, including deprivation of civil rights under the color of law.

According to Charlotte County court records, the charges came after an undercover drug sting in which Henderson was an acting detective.

Henderson was employed with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office when the incident took place in 2003. He and several undercover officers approached a juvenile suspected of selling marijuana.

Henderson struck the juvenile in the face, knocking him to the ground. The blow fractured the juvenile’s jaw and the fall lacerated his chin, requiring six stitches.

After the incident, Henderson filed a false report and lied about the event to the FBI.

LCSO found that in 2017, Henderson was formally granted restoration of his civil rights except the specific authority to own, use or possess firearms.

Henderson was booked into the Lee County Jail on May 15 and released on bond the next day.

Fox 4 reached out to The Canterbury School for a statement on Henderson's arrest but has not heard back yet.