Kapa’a student faces charges after taking gun to school

KAPAA, Hawaii (AP) — Kaua’i police are considering criminal charges against a

Kapa’a Middle School student found with a gun on campus.

School officials

say a security officer found the .22-caliber handgun in the backpack of the

female student last week, but that no students ever were in

danger.

Principal Mary Ann Bode told the girl’s parents other students

tipped authorities that she was holding a gun.

Police charged the girl with

firearms possession.

Department of Education officials on Kaua’i say the

student was disciplined, but declined to name the girl or specify what actions

were taken against her.

The middle school is for students in grades six

through eight.

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