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Airsoft gun found in 11-year-old's binder

SALISBURY — A teacher at Hurley Elementary School found an Airsoft gun in an 11-year-old’s binder Tuesday afternoon.
According to a Rowan County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies were dispatched to a code yellow lockdown on Hurley School Road about 12:40 p.m. after a report of a “gun brought on campus by a student.”
When officers arrived, the student’s teacher had already taken the plastic Airsoft pellet gun from the binder. The gun was secured before the school went into lockdown, Sifford said.
A student told the teacher about the weapon after the fifth-grader began showing it off to students, the report said.
The black handgun was located in the front pouch of the student’s binder.
Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Capt. John Sifford said the student was given a juvenile referral and will be “turned over to our juvenile services.”
The report said the student bought the gun from his stepbrother while he was staying at his father’s house for the weekend.
The gun and a plastic magazine with pellet ammo were seized for evidence.

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