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Student brings airsoft gun to Southern Illinois middle school

School official's response to a student who brought an unloaded airsoft gun to Carbondale Middle School on Feb. 13 has caused concern among teachers and parents.


An email to parents about the incident was sent two days after the student brought the air soft gun to the school, according to WSIL.


A teacher who wanted to remain anonymous told WSIL she is angry she wasn't aware of the incident until two days after it occurred. She said the school also did not go on lock-down when the gun was found.


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"It just makes me feel like if this were a real situation, would it be handled in the correct manner?” the teacher told WSIL.


The teacher said there needed to be more communication from the school and it should have been treated as a "real threat."


According to WSIL, a statement from the District's Interim Superintendent said "the student remains out of school until the board or education takes additional action, which may include expulsion."


Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6


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