Mexico Public Safety: Middle school student brought BB gun to school

1 year 6 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, March 22 2017 Mar 22, 2017 Wednesday, March 22, 2017 4:58:13 PM CDT March 22, 2017 in News
By: Kylie Callura, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

MEXICO - A middle school student was turned over to the Missouri Division of Youth Services Wednesday after Mexico Public Safety said the student brought a gun to school. 

Mexico Middle School staff called public safety officials after reports of that an eighth grade boy brought a gun to school earlier in the week. According to MPS, the boy showed another student the handle of what looked like a handgun in his backpack. 

The boy told investigators it was a BB gun in his backpack, which was obtained by MPS from family members.

The case will be sent to the 12th Circuit Court Juvenile Division.

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