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Northgate student removed after showing off air gun in bathroom on Snapchat

  • By Joe Adgie
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  • Sep. 17, 2021 - 5:28 PM

A student brought an air pistol to Northgate High School on Friday, according to a letter sent to parents.

The letter, written by assistant principal Ashley Wilkes, states that just after 8:30 a.m. Friday, “school administration was notified that a video had been posted to Snapchat of a Northgate student waving an air pistol in a school bathroom.”

“The matter was immediately investigated by administrators and our School Resource Officers,” Wilkes wrote in the letter. “Two students — the student in the video, and the student who filmed it — were identified and located. The pistol was taken and confirmed as an air gun.”

Wilkes wrote that the student that appeared with the air gun was removed from the Northgate campus by law enforcement, and appropriate disciplinary and legal action will be taken.

Wilkes also wrote that normal school operations were able to continue throughout the day.

“Safety continues to be our highest priority,” Wilkes wrote. “We are appreciative of those who brought this situation to our attention. Please remind your students to notify the administration at any time when they are concerned about their safety.

“We also encourage parents to speak to their students about the appropriate use of social media and the dangers of bringing prohibited items on campus.”