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Police: Student brought BB gun to school

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Police: Student brought BB gun to school

Police: Student brought BB gun to school

A student will be disciplined after bringing a BB gun to Polo Park Middle School in Wellington on Thursday, school officials say.

According to a message from Principal Michael Aronson to parents, another student spotted the BB gun in a backpack and alerted school staff.

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Police: Student brought BB gun to school

WELLINGTON..

A POLO PARK MIDDLESCHOOL STUDENT IS IN TROUBLE--AFTER SCHOOL POLICE SAY THEYBROUGHT A BB GUN ON CAMPUS.WPTV'S RYAN HUGHES IS ON THESCENE AND JOINS US NOW LIVEWITH HOW THE STUDENT WASCAUGHT.

RYAN?Tonight - the principal andthe school district arecommending that THE MIDDLESCHOOL student who saw the gunin a backpack....and spoke up.BUT Some parents telling meit's alarming and concerning aBB gun was brought inside thebuilding.The school's principalnotified parents about the gunin a recorded telephonemessage today.

He says anotherstudent saw the BB gun inanother student's backpack andimmediately reported it.School resource policeofficers confiscated the gun.The district has not releasedthe student's name or whatgrade they are in... Theprincipal saying he or she nowfaces disciplinary action.Parents waiting for their kidsthis afternoon SAY they hopethis can be a learningexperience...and they alwaysteach their kids if you seesomething to say something.“I think they should let everychild know that theregoing to be a consequence ofsaying what you think or whatyou see whatschool”“This is the perfecttime anytime we hear thishappening we need to sit downwith our kids and say youcanThe district is remindingparents and students weaponsare never allowed on campus.And students are urged toreport anything suspicioususing the free Fortify Floridaapp.THERE WAS ALSO A HEIGHTENEPOLICE PRESENCE THIS MORNINGAT INDEPENDENCE MIDDLE SCH



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