After dismissal from school on Wednesday afternoon, Goliad Elementary assistant principal Larisa Halbert was told by a student that a 5th grade boy had a gun in his backpack. Ms. Halbert located the boy, confiscated the backpack, and found an Airsoft gun. Airsoft guns shoot small plastic pellets and are extremely popular with kids right now.
ECISD police officers talked with the boy and do not believe he intended to hurt anyone. The boy will be disciplined in accordance with the ECISD Student Code of Conduct. Because Airsoft guns are not considered weapons, there will be no criminal charges related to the incident.