BRISTOL - A student was escorted from Bristol High School in handcuffs by the Trumbull County Sheriff's Office this morning after school officials claimed they found a loaded pellet gun in his locker.
Superintendent Marty Santillo said the school initiated lock-down protocols about 9:30 a.m. after two students notified a teacher that they saw another student with a gun.
Santillo said the student was located and searched, but they found no weapon. A search of his locker, however, yielded a loaded pellet gun that Santillo said resembled a 9-mm semi-automatic pistol.
He said the student was then escorted out and is suspended effective immediately and facing expulsion.
Santillo declined to say whether the student has any record of disciplinary problems. He did say, however, that the rules are very clear on weapons-related infractions and the district does not find these forgivable offenses.
"Any type of weapon calls for expulsion. There is no forgiveness for a weapon infraction," he said.
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