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School Officials: Student Brought B.B. Gun to Chiles High School

Chiles High School
Posted at 2:49 PM, May 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-11 12:09:15-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - School officials are reporting an incident involving a student that brought a B.B. gun to Chiles High School. 

In a note sent out to parents, officials said that the incident happened on Wednesday.

Here is the full letter that the principal sent to parents:

"Dear Parents and Community Members,

Earlier today members of our Student Affairs staff and our School Resource Officer (SRO) had it reported to them that a student was in possession of a weapon on campus.  Those staff members and our SRO were able to locate the student(s) and confiscated the item from the student(s).  The student was in possession of a BB gun and not a real gun.  We wanted you to know that this situation is unnerving but that with the assistance of our student body in making the administration aware of the situation and the quick action of our Student Affairs staff and SRO we were able to remedy this situation.  We did not enact a lock down as we were able to locate the student immediately after verifying the potential nature of the threat.  The student(s) responsible for this incident will be punished according to school board policy.  I want to assure you that the safety of our students is the number one priority.  I want to again thank the great students who attend this school, their parents, and the teachers and staff at Chiles for helping to keep our campus safe and create an environment where education can thrive.

Please contact my staff or me if you have any questions or concerns regarding this incident.

Thank you for your understanding and take care."

According to the principal, some other students had approached a school official and said that they had information about a fellow student in possession of a weapon. 

Officials apprehended the student while in class and the gun was confiscated without incident. 

The principal said that Leon County Sheriff's Office was not involved in the incident because the weapon was not a real gun, but a B.B. gun. 

He said that the punishment for the student will fall in the limits that school board policies will allow.