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6th Grader Charged with Carrying a Blank Pistol at School



Officers today charged an 11-year-old 6th grader at Head Middle School with bringing a pistol, which turned out to be a blank gun, onto campus.

School Resource Officer Craig Bega received word from another student that the 11-year-old might have had a gun on campus yesterday. Officer Bega and school administrators stopped the student this morning. The pistol was found in his right front pants pocket. The 6th grader admitted that he brought the blank gun to school Wednesday and Thursday as well as today. It did not contain any blank rounds. The investigation is continuing into how he acquired the pistol.