Snapchat video appears to show Wake County student with gun on bus

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The parent of a Wake County high school student has provided CBS North Carolina with a Snapchat video that appears to show a kid waving a gun around on a Wake County school bus.

A screenshot from a Snapchat video showing a student with an Airsoft gun on a Wake County school bus.
A screenshot from a Snapchat video showing a student with an Airsoft gun on a Wake County school bus.

The parent said the student seen in the video is from the Wakefield 9th Grade Center.

CBS North Carolina checked with Wake County Public Schools, which said they did have an incident involving two Airsoft guns that were brought on a bus May 3.

The school said privacy laws prevent them from discussing how the incident was handled.

Airsoft guns are not allowed on school property.

A school spokeswoman said the student waving the gun in the video was not the student who actually brought the Airsoft guns. In a statement, she said, “While there was never a threat of harm to anyone, bringing a toy weapon to school is a very serious offense, which could result in a student being suspended. Students are not permitted to possess or handle objects that could reasonably be perceived to be a real weapon.

“Safety in our schools is our top priority. We appreciate that this incident was properly reported to school staff and encourage all students to report any incident that causes them concern.”

 

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