It's an issue that has become prevalent across the nation, guns in school This week, one South Bend elementary school experienced the issue first hand.
A Marquette Montessori student is now facing disciplinary action after bringing a pellet gun to school.
The school administration was notified after a classmated told a teacher something was in school that didn't belong.
Faculty and school resource officers searched the 4th grade student's locker to find a pellet gun. The boy was taken out of school, and awaits discipline.
Newscenter 16 talked with Marquette parents about the issue, and those parents said they have 100% confidence in the school and how it handles controversy.
"I 100% support this school, I certainly think there's a zero tolerance policy that is pretty well adhered by, by all staff as well as the principal, we have wonderful support from mrs. Carlson, and I think that she takes things serious, so I was pretty happy with the response," said the mother of second grader Christian Sanchez.
"I don't feel any concern whatsoever, and I feel a lot confidence actually in the strength of commitment to the children and commitment to a strong, good environment that the principal has established in this building," said Tracey Thones, mother of a 2nd grader.
South Bend school spokesperson, Sue Coney, wouldn't release what the punishment would be quite yet, but confirmed the child was taken off school property Monday.
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