Bozeman student suspended for bringing bullet to school

By: WJHG News Staff Email
By: WJHG News Staff Email

Some new developments tonight in a school threat that happened Thursday morning at Deane Bozeman School in Southport.

Bozeman Principal Bill Payne says he's recommending expulsion for a 6th grader who threatened a classmate.

It happened about 8:30 Thursday morning near the school's cafeteria.

Authorities say two boys were arguing. One said he was going to shoot the other, then pulled a real bullet out of his pocket.

Fortunately the boy did not have the gun to go with it. Some other students witnessed the exchange, and notified school officials, who quickly diffused the situation.

The school went-under increased security alert.

"Anytime there is a possibility or someone thinks there's a threat of a weapon obviously they need to tell somebody because the life they may protect very well could be their own. That's one of the things that we stress is that they communicate that," Payne said.

Payne says he's suspended the student for ten days, and is recommending the school board send the boy to an alternative school.

We're told authorities did find the gun at the boy's brother's house.


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