Wednesday, April 14, 2010
RAYMORE, Mo. -- An area student faces suspension for pulling the trigger on an Airsoft gun on a school bus on Monday, school officials said. Raymore-Peculiar School District officials said a student brought an Airsoft gun on board a bus on Monday afternoon and fired several shots, hitting a couple of students with plastic projectiles called BBs. The district said the student who brought the airsoft gun did not mean to injure anyone, but the individual still faces consequences for bringing the replica airsoft weapon to school. Parents who spoke to KCTV5 on Tuesday said they weren't overly concerned about the incident involving a Raymore-Peculiar Middle School student. They said they trust the district to discipline the student."Hopefully they'll handle it in an appropriate manner," said parent Deanne Wehmeyer. "Ray-Pec is a wonderful district, and they handle everything appropriately."The district said the student is in trouble for endangering other students and for bringing a toy airsoft weapon to school that looks like a real gun. A hearing will be held to determine how long the student will be suspended from classes.