CEDAR RAPIDS — A BB gun was found in a student’s backpack Monday morning at Kennedy High School, according to an email from the school’s principal.
A staff member found the weapon and “immediately” notified the administration. The BB gun then was taken from the student’s possession.
Students and staff were safe, Principal Jason Kline wrote in the email, and the incident did not disrupt the school day.
Administrators at the high school, 4545 Wenig Rd. NE, notified the Cedar Rapids Police Department.
The student, a juvenile, was charged with carrying weapons, said Greg Buelow, the city’s public safety spokesman. The charge is considered a municipal infraction, he said, with a maximum fine of $625.
Cedar Rapids Community School District spokeswoman Akwi Nji declined to share additional details.
Under Cedar Rapids school board policy, a student in possession of a weapon on school grounds “will be subject to disciplinary action including suspension or expulsion.”
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