From an article:
Police said a 14-year-old boy was showing off a fake firearm. They described it as an airsoft style pistol.
Students said he painted it black.
"He pretended that it was a real gun and some people were a little scared, but then they found out later it was a fake gun, so the worry kinda subsided," Gardner said.
"Like I wouldn't know if it was a real gun or not, so I would probably stay silent, but props to the kid who told his parents," Leichgman said.
Students say police greeted the freshman at school after some quick thinking of a fellow student who texted his parents of when he saw the unloaded weapon.
It's situation students say they're taught how to react to.
"Throughout the year we have lock-downs, just once every couple of months, and just so we know how to handle it and what to do," Jablonski said.
The child is charged with Possession of a Weapon on School Grounds, Carrying a facsimile firearm, and Breach of Peace.
As we have demonstrated here at Kid Shootings, pellet guns and BB guns, particularly realistic-looking Airsoft guns, have been used to intimidate, rob, injure, and even kill, including in schools. These are not toys.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.