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South Bend school placed on lockdown after student is found with airsoft pistols

 A student at Jackson Intermediate Center has been suspended and may face further disciplinary actions after he was found in possession of two airsoft pistols Wednesday.

A search of students' lockers was conducted, and, according to school officials, no other dangerous items were found. 

The airsoft pistols were given to law enforcement officers.

The following letter was sent out to parents from the school:

Dear Jackson Families:

Today, a student brought two air pistols to school in a backpack. School personnel were informed of this and the school was put on lockdown. The weapons were removed and given to law enforcement authorities. A protective sweep of student lockers was performed and no other items were found. The student who brought the air pistols to school has been suspended and will face additional disciplinary action.

School safety is of the utmost importance to us. Please continue to talk with your students about school safety, the danger of weapons in school, and the importance of sharing any information they may have with adults. If you have any questions about this incident, please feel free to contact us.

Sincerely,

Margaret Schaller, Principal    Brian Harris, Assistant Principal               

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