Alachua County Sheriff training gun finding K9 for schools

The Alachua County Sheriff's Office has announced they are training a gunpowder-sniffing K9.

The dog will be used to track down firearms in schools.

ASO is the third agency in the state with this kind of K9.

The announcement coincides with National K9 Veterans Day, which commemorates the founding of the U.S. Army K9 Corps in 1942.

"K9 Veterans Day is important because everyone is starting to appreciate the dogs and everyone is starting to get an understanding of how hard it is to actually be a K9. It's not just a pet walking around at the agency. He's actually doing work - constantly working. He never gets the day off," said Esau Bright, a K9 handler for ASO.

Congressman Ted Yoho and Alachua County also honored K9s for "K9 Veterans Day."