A Jacksonville Paxon Middle School student brought a gun to school on August 26th, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The school received an anonymous tip about the child possessing the gun at school. The gun was taken away from the child and he was subdued with a taser by officers.
According to National School Safety and Security Services, police officers utilizing tasers is a good alternative to using deadly force on juveniles.
Duval County (Jacksonville) middle and high schools do not have metal detectors, but the children are subject to random checks of their cars and book bags.