Milwaukee Public Schools says there is no threat to students. Access to the building was temporarily limited as a precautionary measure.
MPS released the following statement after the incident Wednesday:
This afternoon at Rufus King Middle Years, students reported to a staff member that another student had a weapon and was displaying it. Staff immediately found the student, isolated him and called the Milwaukee Police Department.
When a student’s locker was searched, two BB guns were found. At no time did the student threaten other students. At no time was there a discharge from the BB guns. As a precaution, the school was placed on a code red, which limited student movement inside and outside the building.
MPS takes this incident very seriously and the student will face disciplinary action as well as criminal charges.
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