A Lincoln High School student was charged with possession of a weapon on school property following an incident on Jan. 6
According to the police report, officers were called to Lincoln around 3 p.m. on Jan. 6 by Principal Kirk Lape in response to a student possessing a weapon. The offender, a 14-year old male, had displayed a semi-automatic BB pistol in the main gym. The model mimics the appearance of an actual handgun. He was reported by students.
Officers questioned the defendant, who admitted to having stolen the pistol on Jan. 4. After shooting a vehicle, the male hid the pistol from his legal guardian in his bookbag. The defendant claimed to have forgotten that he had left the weapon in his bag when he went to school and had accidentally rediscovered it when he opened his bag. However, he had not simply looked at the gun but had removed it from his bookbag.
He was charged with possession of a weapon on school property. He was expelled from school until the end of the first term of the 2016-17 school year.
Correction: The student was expelled until the end of the first term of the 2016-17 school year, not just until the end of the 2015-16 school year as was previously stated.