A student at Ribault High School was hospitalized after the school’s “firearm discharge” and another student was arrested who was found carrying a handgun, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
The school said that the student sustained injuries that were not life threatening. Ribault’s principal, Gregory Bostick, sent parents a message that the student had been shot in the arm.
“My thoughts and prayers are for the student,” Bostic said in a press briefing at the end of the day.
Both students were at least 18 years old and were described by the police as adults. The person carrying the rifle was accused of having a firearm on school property, which is a felony.
News4Jax viewers have sent photos of Duval County School Board Police and the Sheriff’s Jacksonville office on campus. We were told that the school board was the police taking the lead in the investigation.
“However, because of this incident, we will need to implement enhanced security protocols in the future,” Bostic told parents. This will include a mandatory examination of all students using metal detectors