OHHS student accused of bringing BB gun to school

A 16-year-old student was arrested at Oak Harbor High School this morning for bringing a BB gun to school, according to the Oak Harbor Police Department.

Capt. Bill Wilke explained that a student reported to school officials that he or she saw the boy take the BB gun out of his bag and pass it around to other kids in a classroom. The witness didn’t know whether the gun was real or not.

The police were called at 10:28 a.m.

Wilke said the officers located the BB gun in the student’s bag. It looked like a real firearm, he said, but was a “CO2 BB pistol,” he said.

The student was arrested on suspicion of possessing a dangerous weapon on school grounds. He was booked and released.

Dwight Lundstrom, Oak Harbor High School principal, sent out a message to parents about an hour after the incident. It notes that the district has a zero-tolerance policy for weapons of any kind on the campus.

“In addition to any criminal charges, students who bring weapons to school are subject to disciplinary action in accordance with school district policies and state law,” the statement says. “Providing a safe and secure learning environment is the top priority of our district and we take these incidents very seriously.”

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