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Police: Middle school student brought BB gun on bus

September 12, 2019

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Police have arrested a Connecticut middle school student they say brought a BB gun to school and showed it off on a school bus.

Norwich police say the juvenile was charged Wednesday with carrying a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm on school property and breach of peace. No name was released because the student is a juvenile.

Sgt. Nick Rankin says the student at Teachers’ Memorial Global Studies Magnet Middle School in Norwich showed the weapon to other students but did not make any threats.

Witnesses gave police the name of the student. Police found the BB gun at the student’s home. Rankin says the family was “super cooperative and very apologetic.”

Superintendent Kristen Stringfellow said police were requested to be at the school Thursday morning as a precaution.