Murphysboro student accused having airsoft pistol on school bus

Student accused of bringing airsoft pistol on school bus

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (KFVS) - An 11-year-old was taken by police after they said he brought an airsoft pistol onto a school bus.

Murphysboro School District officials said police responded to the call on Friday, Nov. 8.

There was an incident that occurred on a bus this morning. The Murphysboro Police, responding to a call, intercepted a student while on the bus. Said student, having an airsoft pistol in his backpack, was taken by the police and his parents called. We appreciate the excellent and speedy response from the Murphysboro Police Department. Administration is handling the situation accordingly, and I am happy to ensure everyone that the students are safe.
Murphysboro CUSD 186

Police said this was around 7:20 a.m.

The airsoft gun was in the student’s backpack, according to police.

Police said student admitted to having the gun.

He was released to his parents.

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