Elementary school student sent home after bringing unloaded BB gun to school
Feb. 21, 2014 at 4:04 p.m.
Updated Feb. 20, 2014 at 8:21 p.m.
A student at Jackson-Roosevelt Elementary School was sent home Friday morning after an unloaded BB gun pistol was found in his backpack, a school official said.
Although the BB gun was unloaded, it is still considered a weapon per district standards, said Jim Story, Calhoun school district personnel director.
The Calhoun County School District student handbook states that an airgun or BB gun is among prohibited items on school property.
A letter was sent home to parents, stating: "We just want to make you aware that we had a student bring an unloaded BB pistol to school today (Friday). It was found in the child's backpack. Police are involved. This situation is completely under control, and all children are safe. School is going on as usual."
The district's Police Chief Greg Falcon is investigating the incident. He was unavailable for comment.