GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A Bayou View Elementary second-grader is facing discipline on Thursday after officials say he brought a BB gun to school.
Gulfport schools superintendent Glen East says a teacher discovered the gun in the boy's book bag after noticing the child had a BB clip in his pocket.
East says it appears the child put the BB gun in his bag to hide it from his mother.
"This is a kid who made a mistake, there wasn't intent to harm anyone. The staff did a good job handling the situation, and reacted, and did what they are trained to do," East said.
Gulfport police removed the BB gun from campus. Privacy rules prevent the superintendent from discussing what kind of discipline the child faces.