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Girl took pellet gun to Pioneer Trails

A Pioneer Trail Elementary student faces up to a 10-day suspension — and a superintendent’s review of her situation that could lead to up to another 180 days, after she acknowledged on Friday that she brought a pellet gun to school Thursday.

David Luther, the Jefferson City School District spokesman, said “a parent contacted a teacher on Friday morning, to let her know she had heard a rumor about a threat ... that a student may have brought a pellet gun to school on Thursday and had made a threat towards two other students. No one was told about it at school on Thursday.”

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After getting that call, Luther said, “The teacher searched the bag and found the pellet gun.”

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