Rapid City middle school student brings BB gun to school

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KBHB) – The Rapid City School District says a student at South Middle School brought a BB gun to school Friday.

Rapid City Police Department Juvenile Operations Sergeant Tim Doyle says the student will be subjected to school board policy and appropriate laws relating to weapons on school grounds.

The school got a tip Friday morning and found the BB gun during a search. The gun appeared to look like a real firearm. It is against the law to bring any type of weapon into school.

Doyle says the incident was dealt with “swiftly and effectively,” and that students shouldn’t hesitate to alert school staff to any safety concerns within our schools.