On Wednesday, March 22 at approximately 8:13 a.m., Mexico Public Safety Department (MPSD) was called to the Mexico Middle School by staff in reference to a student reportedly bringing a gun to school on a previous date.
Investigation revealed that earlier in the week, a male 8th grade student showed another student the handle of what appeared to be a handgun in his backpack.
MPSD took the 8th grader into custody and the building was checked by officers and staff. No gun was located on school property.
The student stated that the item seen in his backpack was a BB gun.
MPSD is continuing the investigation and has recovered a BB gun from a family member. The student was turned over to the Missouri Division of Youth Services. MPSD will be referring the case to the 12th Circuit Court Juvenile Division when the investigation is complete.
At no time was anyone threatened and there were no injuries from the incident.