Andrew Jackson High School to have increased security after teen shot near campus

According to JSO, a 17-year-old was shot outside the school around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported shooting outside of Andrew Jackson High School on Wednesday.

According to JSO, a 17-year-old has been shot outside the school around 2 p.m.

The teen was taken to the hospital where he is in serious but stable condition, police say.

JSO says a light-colored SUV parked on Silver Street pulled onto West 28th Street and multiple shots were fired. The teen was struck and he ran into the school where 911 was called.

During the police briefing, the JSO stated the shooting may have been targeted.

Anyone with information on the incident should call JSO at 904-630-0500.

Duval County Public Schools released a message to parents Wednesday evening that stated there would be increased security at Andrew Jackson High School on Thursday and AP testing will be postponed.

Read the full message below:

“Hello Andrew Jackson families, this is principal Moreland calling to say thank you to all of you for your cooperation and patience as we managed the events of the day. I hope that you will also join me in thoughts and prayers for the victim of the shooting that occurred on the sidewalk outside of our school during dismissal today.

Because of the impact of today’s event on our school community, we will take extra steps to ensure the safety of our campus beginning tomorrow and for the foreseeable future.

First, we will be conducting full screenings and backpack searches of students as they enter school. Second, we will have additional police on campus for entry and dismissal.

In addition, we will be postponing all state and AP testing for tomorrow, and for any student who might be struggling emotionally, we will have crisis counselors available.

Today was tragic for our school community, but I can honestly say that I was touched watching how students, staff, and families came together in the aftermath.

I am incredibly thankful to you as a member of the Tiger family for your partnership. I look forward to seeing your children tomorrow and I welcome, as always, any questions or feedback from you on anything related to your child’s experience. Thanks, and have a good evening.”

This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.

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