Student with airsoft gun causes scare at Rock Hill elementary school

rsouthmayd@heraldonline.comOctober 2, 2013 

A 10-year-old boy brought an airsoft gun to Richmond Drive Elementary School in his backpack last Thursday, according to a report from Rock Hill police.

The report states another student spotted the weapon in the boy’s backpack. The student screamed, which alerted the teacher, who removed all the students from the classroom and told the principal.

The boy told the principal he brought the weapon in to show to a friend.

The weapon was identified as a UKARMS airsoft pistol, although it didn’t have an orange tip, a common indicator that a weapon is of the airsoft variety, because airsoft guns often look nearly identical to their much more dangerous counterparts.

The airsoft gun was not loaded and the boy didn’t bring any ammunition for it, the report states. It was taken and the boy was picked up from school by a relative.

No charges were filed.

Rachel Southmayd •  803-329-4072

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