A gun was found inside a classroom at South Mifflin Elementary School on Wednesday and was used as a threat to certain students.
The weapon was discovered after a teacher was told of a possible weapon inside her classroom.
After all the students in the class were removed, officials worked with the Safety and Security team to locate and confiscate the weapon, said South Elementary School Principal Pamela D. Eberhardt-Horton.
“None of these actions are acceptable here at South Mifflin Elementary. Columbus City Schools has a Zero Tolerance policy on possession of any kind of weapon. Students will face disciplinary actions, including the potential of suspension or expulsion if found to be in possession of any item deemed potentially dangerous to themselves or others in a school environment. The consequences of having a weapon outside of school can be even more extreme,” Eberhardt-Horton wrote in a letter sent home to parents.
Eberhardt-Horton sent home the following letter to parents: