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BB guns become a problem at some Jones County Schools

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department and the Jones County Superintendent of Education held a joint press conference on Tuesday about their concerns of BB guns being brought onto area school campuses. The Jones County Sheriff’s Department and the Jones County Superintendent of Education held a joint press conference on Tuesday about their concerns of BB guns being brought onto area school campuses.
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The Jones County Sheriff’s Department and the Jones County Superintendent of Education held a joint press conference on Tuesday about their concerns of BB guns being brought onto area school campuses.
 
It is a major concern because in the last couple of weeks. There were two separate incidents where elementary students on one occasion, and a middle school student on another occasion, brought BB guns that look like real guns to school.
 
Tommy Parker, superintendent of education for the Jones County School District, said parents need to be involved with educating their kids about the problem.
 
“We’d like to enlist the help of our parents to educate their children about what needs to be left at home,” Parker said. “All of us working together can provide a much safer and less threatening environment for our students at our schools.”
 
Jamie Tedford with the Jones County Sheriff’s Department said that something that has the potential to be so deadly could be so easily avoided.
 
“It’s a concern for us as law enforcement, if I have to kill a child with that in his hand, I have to live with that the rest of my life whenever I walk up there and I see it’s just a plastic gun," Tedford said. “That plastic gun will make any law enforcement officer, school officer or anybody be on high alert because that plastic gun that looks real, can get you killed.”
 
BB guns are considered weapons by schools and are banned. Any student caught with one faces expulsion.

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