Two toy guns found with Pittsburgh Liberty K-5 students

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Pittsburgh Public Schools today announced that two toy guns were found with students of Pittsburgh Liberty K-5 in Shadyside.

The district was telling parents today about the incident which took place Friday afternoon on a school bus where there was a complaint that a fourth-grader had discharged a toy pellet gun, resulting in another student being hit in the book bag and leg. The student was "not injured and is in good condition," according to the district.

The student who discharged the pellet gun said it came from another student. Another student was found to have an airsoft pellet toy gun also.

The two students with pellet guns face disciplinary action.

In its news release, the district stated, "As the 2014-15 school year starts, we encourage parents to work in partnership with their child's school to ensure students do not have access to items that can be considered a weapon and to check their child's book bags before and after school.

"The guidance and direction families provide is absolutely critical as we work together to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for all students."


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