Guns in school, how parents react

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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