Springfield, Mo (12/5/2017)-- Today, Pipkin Middle School administrators received a tip that two air-soft pellet guns had been seen at school. Administrators responded immediately to investigate the incident, questioning the students who allegedly possessed the weapons. A few students also reported being hit by plastic pellets but they were not seriously injured.
As of dismissal time, the air-soft pellet guns had not been located at school. We consider any weapon at school a serious concern and Pipkin administrators and school police will continue to thoroughly investigate the matter.
Springfield Public Schools released a statement saying, "We want to assure you that this report is being aggressively investigated and appropriate disciplinary procedures will be followed based upon the findings of the investigation."
The district is suggesting students who witnessed anything relating to this incident talk to their principal or contact school police by calling 523-2911.