Weapons Found in Jacksonville Student’s Backpacks

On September 1, 2008, police found a stun gun and knife in two of Lake Shore Middle School’s student’s book bags. The students, both girls, were suspended for 10 days. That is the standard punishment for carrying a weapon to school in Jacksonville.

In Florida, if the girls were adults, they could be charged with 2008->Ch0790->Section%2001#0790.01″target=”_blank”>carrying a concealed weapon. This crime is a first degree misdemeanor, which means it is punishable for up to one year in jail. The term “weapon” includes:

1. Knives
2. Brass Knuckles
3. Tear Gas Guns
4. Billies
5. Electric Weapon or Device
If the students were carrying a concealed firearm, this is a third degree felony punishable for up to 5 years in prison.

If you have any questions about weapon or gun criminal charges, call our Jacksonville Gun Lawyers at (904) 634-0900.