'Handgun' turns out to be lighter at Jacksonville MS

JACKSONVILLE, TX (KLTV) - Released by the Jacksonville ISD:

JACKSONVILLE, TX - Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 7, a situation occurred after football practice at Jacksonville Middle School. Several students witnessed a student in possession of what was perceived to be a gun and was later determined to be a cigarette lighter that was shaped like a gun.

Students reacted promptly and alerted the coaching staff of the incident, who took immediate action by contacting the Jacksonville Police Department. The cigarette lighter was immediately secured. JISD administration appreciates the quick action and dedication of the Jacksonville Police Department in doing their part to keep our students safe.

For the safety and security of the Jacksonville ISD students and staff, we take any perceived threats seriously. JISD prides itself in creating a safe learning environment and any incident that threatens that environment is handled firmly and promptly.