A Norwich middle school student is facing charges after bringing a BB gun to school, according to police.
Police said the 10-year-old Teacher’s Memorial student brought the realistic looking BB gun to school and showed it on the bus.
Witnesses reported the student and offered photo evidence. The student was arrested and charged with second-degree breach of peace, possession of a weapon on school grounds and carrying a dangerous weapon. The student was not identified due to their age.
Police said the student and family were cooperative with police and apologetic for causing alarm. There were never any threats made to the school or other students.
“We would like to commend the bravery of the student who brought this forward and praise the diligence of school faculty and staff,” Norwich police wrote in a media release. “This level of cooperation and concern for our community is invaluable in bringing incidents of this nature to swift and desirable conclusions.”