A Gwinnett County middle school student is facing disciplinary action after accidentally shooting a classmate with a pellet gun Friday afternoon.
The Creekland Middle School student was showing off the pellet gun in a classroom when it discharged, ricocheting and hitting another student, principal Kimberly Birds said. Parents were informed of the incident on Monday.
“Thankfully no one was injured,” Birds said in a letter to parents shared with Channel 2 Action News. “That said, this was a serious situation and the student who brought this item to school is facing disciplinary action.”
It is not clear what consequences the student will face. Pellet guns, which fire plastic pellets, and other airsoft or paintball guns are considered weapons in the Lawrenceville school’s conduct behavior code, Birds said. At the start of the school year, Creekland is reminding parents to speak to their children about school rules and remind them to speak up about safety concerns.
A gun scare at a DeKalb County high school Tuesday morning prompted a Level 3 lockdown, the strictest of the school district’s lockdown procedures. A juvenile was arrested after that incident at Stephenson High School, but details about the suspect and his charges were not released.
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