UPDATE @ 6:35 p.m.
Springfield City School officials have released a statement Friday regarding a student who reportedly brought a BB gun to the high school.
Springfield police confiscated the BB gun, and said the student did not threaten to use it nor show it to anyone at school.
Below is the district’s statement in its entirety:
“In the Springfield City School District, the safety of our students is always top priority.
Springfield High School was not on a secured facility status at any time today. All students were safe and classes conducted as usual.
We are aware that social media posts were perpetuating false rumors. Lead Principal, Patrick Smith, called parents to ensure them of their student’s safety.
Disciplinary matters of any students will be handled swiftly with the maximum possible consequences appropriate as stated in the Springfield City School District Code of Conduct.”
Cherie Moore, communications
Springfield City School District
Springfield police confiscated a BB gun from a student who brought the item to Springfield High School Friday, according to investigators.
Police said the student did not threaten to use the BB gun and also didn’t show it in the school.
Criminal charges are not expected at this time and any punishment would have to come from the school district, investigators said.
Police were not able to say the age or gender of the student involved.
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