Mar 15, 2018, NBC8, Tampa Bay: Hundreds of deadly weapons recovered from Tampa Bay schools http://www.wfla.com/8-on-your-side/investigations/hundreds-of-deadly-weapons-recovered-from-tampa-bay-schools/1052887090 There’s been a lot of talk about keeping weapons out of schools since a gunman opened fire at a Parkland school, killing 17 people. Students who staged a walkout and other protests Wednesday tell us fellow students have been bringing guns and knives into their classrooms. State records show they're right in an alarming number of cases. According to the most recent data available from the Florida Department of Education, there were 1786 weapons possession incidents statewide in the 2015-16 school year. 128 of those incidents occurred in Hillsborough County schools—the most in any Bay area county. Hillsborough High School had a total of seven reports involving a loaded semi-automatic handgun, various tactical knives and a set of brass knuckles. In one of those cases, a student with autism stabbed another student in the back with a knife after being taunted. Another student tried to ditch a loaded .25 caliber gun in a trash can when he was removed from a classroom.
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