Guns found at Byron High School; six students suspended
Wed, 17 Nov 2010 14:46:04 GMT —
Byron Area Schools Superintendent Daniel Scow tells NBC25 that six high school students have been suspended after several weapons were found in vehicles on school property.
Five firearms, ammunition, a bow and arrow, and a paintball gun were located in vehicles during a routine security check Tuesday morning.
Law enforcement authorities used a K9 unit to search school grounds and investigate the weapons. The students who owned the vehicles were then questioned and later suspended.
Superintendent Scow believes the weapons might have been left in the vehicle after a hunting trip and does not believe that any students were at risk. However, he does reinforce that the school takes it very seriously when weapons are found on the property and that an investigation is continuing.
The students will go before the school board to determine future course of punishment.
To read the full letter that went home to parents, download it here. Byron HS Lockdown Letter (pdf).
Plus, NBC25 spoke with some parents on this story. Read their reaction here: http://www.connectmidmichigan.com/news/story.aspx?id=542309.
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