School officials with Dorchester District 2, say proper disciplinary action is being taken after police say, a weapon was discharged inside Eagle Nest Elementary in North Charleston. It was back on April 23rd police in North Charleston say they responded after a pellet gun was brought to Eagle Nest Elementary.
District officials say it was an Air-Soft pistol. A fake gun that shoots plastic pellets but if not for the orange tip on the barrel, it would look like the real thing. The District confirmed the incident to News 2 early Monday afternoon in a statement saying:
There was a recent incident at Eagle Nest Elementary School there was a 4th grade student who brought a plastic toy Air Soft Gun to school and had it in his book bag. While in the bathroom it was discharged and the student stated it was an accident.
The district added the gun fires plastic pellets but with it resembling the real thing was there enough cause to notify parents? Those we talked to, both on and off camera said they knew nothing about it.
Eagle Nest parent Andrea Steele said plastic pellets or not, in today's climate it's better to side with caution. "That's a big no no and I think definitely they should have notified us. And regardless if it could be used as a weapon the parents have a right to know."
While this was not a conventional B-B gun that most would recognize, there is certain protocol the district follows when it comes to toys that mimic the real thing.
Also in Monday's statement Dorchester 2 officials responded to our questions saying: "This type of toy gun fires a plastic type of projectile but possession of such toys are a violation of school and district policy."