Delta student taken into custody after bringing airsoft gun to school

Feb 16 2018, 7:48 am

A student at a secondary school in Delta was taken into custody on Thursday, after bringing an airsoft gun to school, said police.

The situation began at 10:07 am, when Delta Police were contacted by staff at Sands Secondary School, regarding a student who may have brought a weapon to the school.

Police were at the school a minute later. Officers quickly located the student, who was taken into police custody. Police confirmed that the student was in possession of an air soft pistol.

“The situation involved a dispute between students,” said Delta Police spokesperson, Cris Leykauf.  “The student in question apparently felt threatened and decided to carry the air soft pistol as a deterrent.”

Sands Secondary was placed into a Code Yellow while the matter was investigated. The Code Yellow was lifted by 10:45 am. The Code Yellow procedure allows the school to continue with a normal school day, but forbids outside activity. Unauthorized personnel are not permitted to enter the building either.

Leykauf said that although the student’s decision to bring the gun to school was “unfortunate,” officers were “pleased” the incident was resolved quickly and safely.

“The Code Yellow procedure worked very smoothly, and our thanks to teachers, students and the administration for their cooperation,” said Leykauf. “Our police officers train regularly for these situations with schools.”

Police said the matter remains under investigation.

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