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BB Gun Found in Atchison Student's Bag

School officials said that at no time was there a threat to the safety of the students.

Posted: May 11, 2018 2:29 PM
Updated: May 11, 2018 2:31 PM

(MSC) - A small BB gun was discovered in the bag of an Atchison High School student Friday morning.

Atchison Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Myers said in a statement that "at no time were any student/staff at risk of harm."

Myers further stated that the gun, which looked similar to a handgun, was found by the high school's principal. 

Students and staff were notified of the discovery via an alert message. 

Law enforcement was notified of the BB gun. 

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