JWP Students Suspended For Bringing Airsoft Guns to School Grounds

Posted: Monday, September 21, 2009 5:22 pm By DREW AMO Staff Writer (http://www.wasecacountynews.com)

JANESVILLE — Two Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton High School students have been suspended after an incident outside the school building Monday morning.

At 8:15 a.m., Janesville Police responded to a report of two school-aged males pointing a rifle at people passing by.

According to Police Chief David Ulmen, using the information from that call, police identified the two males and recovered an Airsoft rifle that resembled an AR15 (sample image below).

Aisoft Guns AR15

An Airsoft gun is a highly detailed firearm replica made for recreational use and made to fire plastic pellets.

Ulmen said no charges have been filed yet, but added that the case has been sent to the County Attorney’s Office for review for any possible criminal charges.

Superintendent Dick Orcutt said the district has a set of fairly strict guild lines it has to follow in cases like this.

Orcutt added that the students will remain suspended until a full determination on any additional punishment is made.

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