Students arrested after bringing air pistols on campus - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Jason Miles

Students arrested after bringing air pistols on campus

Five students were arrested at Greenbrooke Elementary in Southaven Monday afternoon after bringing air pistols on to the school's campus.

A Southaven Police Department spokesperson said at least two air pistols were fired.  Several students were hit by green plastic pellets.

In a statement from DeSoto County Schools, security chief Jim Caldwell said, "The pistols looked real because the students had altered the orange tip that denotes a toy pistol." 

Caldwell said the results could have been tragic if a police officer had mistaken them, too.

The five 5th graders who were arrested were released to their parents late Monday afternoon.  Their cases will turned over to youth court.   In the meantime, they are suspended from school and could be expelled pending a disciplinary hearing.

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