Hartford police were called to the McDonough School Wednesday after school staff found a BB gun in an abandoned backpack.
Police said the BB gun was a replica of a Glock 19 and the backpack belonged to an 11-year-old student.
“This facsimile BB gun is not a toy, and is very difficult to distinguish from the real firearm to which it was made to represent,” Lt. Paul Cicero wrote in a media release.
Charges are pending against at least one student. The case remains under investigation.