Local elementary student brings BB gun to school

Bryan Callahan

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Local elementary student brings BB gun to school

CREATED Oct. 20, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Students at Earl Elementary School were the bearers of bad news this weekend as they delivered news to their parents that another student brought a gun on campus. 

Clark County School District leaders said they are taking the appropriate action against the student who brought a BB gun to campus Thursday, but will not discuss any punishment.
 
"I was very concerned, because he actually showed it to her and when he showed it to her, he told them if you tell I will shoot you," Jessica Garcillas said.
 
Garcillas said she was shocked when she got a call from her daughter Thursday telling her that one of her classmates at Earl Elementary had brought a gun to school.
 
CCSD officials confirmed the report, saying it was a BB gun that was brought to the campus near Owens and Nellis.
 
"It literally looked real, the colors were right, the feel was right. She didn't hold it, but one of her classmates did," Garcillas said.
 
The administrators found out about the gun and said they immediately removed the student and gun from campus.
 
They then sent a letter home to parents the next day, but Garcillas said she wants to know more; specifically about how the student is being punished.
 
Garcillas said she is extra motivated to get results because of text messages she said the fifth grader was sending to her daughter.
 
"Two days earlier he had threatened to ruin her school year, and hit and kick her," Garcillas said.
 
She says the text messages didn't stop after the boy was removed from campus.
 
That's why she is planning to transfer her daughter to another school next week.

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