Student Brought Airsoft Gun to School in Suffield: Official

A 13-year-old middle school student in Suffield brought a gun that shoots plastic pellets to school Wednesday and the superintendent said police and school administrators quickly addressed the situation.

In a message posted on Suffield Public Schools’ Facebook page, Supt. Karen Berasi said the student showed an "Airsoft gun" to another student on the bus.

Police said some students texted their parents around 7 a.m. that they'd heard about a classmate bringing a firearm to school.

The gun, which was clear and looked like a toy, was never out of the student’s backpack while at school, nor did the student threaten another person, the superintendent wrote.

“Our school is committed to the safety and education of all our students. The Suffield Police Dept. and school administration quickly addressed this situation. Please discuss this incident with your children and emphasize the importance of telling a staff member or you if they see or hear of a weapon at school. We are all working together to keep our schools safe,” the message from the superintendent says.

Police said they do not believe the student intended any violence and the incident was an oversight and poor judgment on the student's behalf. 

It's not clear if the student will face any disciplinary action.

Parents who spoke with NBC Connecticut Wednesday afternoon said the school handled the situation well. 

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