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Authorities Investigating Replica Gun Incident at Byron High School

Authorities Investigating Replica Gun Incident at Byron High School

March 06, 2018 11:13 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- An investigation continues after a Byron High School student allegedly pointed a replica handgun at a classmate.

Around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 5, a Byron High School Resource Deputy was informed about a gun-brandishing incident on school property that happened around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2.  According to Captain Scott Behrns with the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, students had informed staff about the incident.  The students said a 17-year-old classmate, driving out of the parking lot, pointed what looked like a gun at another classmate from his car.

Captain Behrns said teachers confronted the student who admitted to having the toy gun and said he didn't think people would be so sensitive about it.  Captain Behrns said the replica gun was found in the student's car.

The 17-year-old was released to his parents and is facing a gross misdemeanor offense for brandishing or possessing a replica firearm on school property.  Captain Behrns said the sheriff's office is waiting to see if any more witnesses or victims come forward and if there is anything more to what happened.

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