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Salk student brings pellet gun to school

Tue., Nov. 2, 2010

For the second time in less than a week, a Spokane middle school student has taken a gun to school. But the seventh-grader at Salk on Monday took a plastic pellet gun, not a real gun, school officials said.

A 9 mm was found in the backpack of a Garry Middle School student on Friday.

Terren Roloff, Spokane Public Schools spokeswoman, said Monday that “a rumor made it to a (Salk) teacher that a seventh-grade boy had a plastic pellet gun. The teacher asked the boy for it and he turned it over to her.”

Police were not involved in Monday’s incident, Roloff said. The boy was released to his parents.

The eighth-grader from Garry is facing a charge of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.

A letter was sent home to Salk parents Monday night regarding Monday’s incident, officials said.

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