PINE CITY, Minn. (WCCO) — Police say a 15-year-old brought a cylinder-powered BB gun with a replica silencer screwed onto the end to Pine City High School on Thursday.
The Pine City Sheriff’s Office said a student reported seeing it and told staff. As the school went on lockdown, the 15-year-old was isolated with a staff member. The pistol was found in the boy’s bag, but didn’t have any BBs in it, according to authorities.READ MORE: Sign Bearing George Floyd's Name Unveiled At 38th And Chicago
The magazine was empty and there was no air cylinder in the weapon, police say.READ MORE: 'It's Bizarre': Southern Minnesota Ghost Town Still Attracting Summer Visitors
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He was booked into juvenile jail and is still in custody. He will be charged with a gross misdemeanor, police say.