Suspect in school knife scare heads to court

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The man police said is responsible for a knife scare at a local school is being held on a $50,000 bond.

Jeffrey Shurley, 24, is facing one count of felony trespassing on school property with a firearm or other weapon.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was called at 2:49 p.m. Monday for an armed subject in the parking lot of Lone Star Elementary.

Officers received a strong description of the subject and were able to locate them two blocks away.

Shurley was then taken into custody and booked into the Duval County Jail.

An investigation has found he reportedly had a dispute with other individuals in the school's parking lot. A black, single blade knife that flips out and has a loop attached on the end was found in his right pocket, police said.

Shurley's bond was set during a Tuesday morning court appearance. Jail records show Shurley has lived in Jacksonville for five years.

Lone Star Elementary was placed on lockdown during the incident. No one was hurt.


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