• Two 14-year-old boys charged with bringing guns to JEB Stuart Middle


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police arrested two young students after finding loaded guns in their possession at JEB Stuart Middle School.

    The suspects are identified as Warren Jones and Rodney Gibson, both 14.

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    The dean of students at JEB Stuart received a tip about Gibson possibly having a gun with him in class Thursday afternoon.

    School leaders removed Gibson from his classroom and during the search, a .38 caliber revolver fell out of his pocket.

    The gun was loaded with five bullets.

    Gibson told police that his friend also had a gun.

    School leaders pulled Jones out of class to search him, but no gun was found in the search by school officials, according to the report.

    A JSO detective then met with Jones.  The boy told police he and Gibson swapped weapons.  Jones also said he threw the gun in some bushes and when he went back to check for it, the gun was gone.

    The detective placed Jones under arrest.

    A police sergeant searched Jones and found a loaded .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol in the right pocket of a pair of gym shorts that he had under his outer clothing.

    The gun had six live rounds, none was chambered.

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    Gibson and Jones face possession of a firearm, weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm on school property. Both are felonies.

    The two had been previously arrested for burglary at their own admission.

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    The discovery is the latest in a series of guns showing up in local schools.

    Police arrested 16-year-old Damon Edwards after finding a gun at Fletcher High School on Sept. 22.

    Police discovered a gun at Chaffee Trail Elementary School on Monday.

    Police arrested 18-year-old Timothy Hayes after finding a gun at Wolfson High School Thursday.

    Duval County Superintendent Nikolai Vitti sent a letter home to students to help calm worried parents.

    Read the letter

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