Friday, February 17, 2006

Airsoft Gun Found in Locker at Memorial High

A scare at Memorial High School has officers searching for a student this Wednesday.

School authorities found a gun in a locker Tuesday morning after a student reported seeing it.

It's not the first time this has happened but it has once again heightened the awareness of those in charge.

The officer who confiscated the weapon says at first he thought it was a real gun because it had the imprint "Smith and Wesson" and a magazine clip attached.

But after further investigation authorities realized it was not real and is considering it what they call an "airsoft" gun.

"This gun looks so realistic and officers, students and teachers have to make a quick decision if they were ever confronted with this pointed at them, whether or not this is real or not," says Madison Police Officer Mike Hanson, "And that can be a deadly decision to make."

Police still do not know who the gun belongs to.

The incident remains under investigation.

Meanwhile, Memorial's problems continue.

Three students have been charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana after a hand to hand exchange of drugs and money in the middle of school Tuesday.

The students are 15, 16 and 17 years old.

They were cited and released to their parents.

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