Bentonville Student Brings Air Soft Gun To School
A Bentonville student faces suspension and possible expulsion after administrators say he brought an air soft gun to a junior high last week.
An eighth-grade student at Bentonville’s Washington Junior High School brought an air soft gun to the school with the purpose of selling it to another student, said Mary Ley, a spokesperson for the Bentonville School District.
Students who violate the school district’s policy on bringing weapons to school faces suspension and possible expulsion, according to disciplinary regulations at the school district.
The two students are suspended, although it is too early to tell whether the students may be expelled, since the district’s investigation into the incident is ongoing, said Principal Tim Sparacino.
No one was injured, and the air soft gun was confiscated by the school, Ley said.
She said administrators sent a letter out to parents last week concerning the situation.
A student told administrators about the pending air soft gun transaction, prompting school officials and the school resource officer to arrive on-scene and confront the students, Sparacino said.
This is the second instance of a student bringing a potential weapon onto Bentonville school property in the last few weeks. Two weeks ago, a student brought a BB gun to Mary Jones Elementary School, Ley said.