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Airsoft Gun Found in Fulton Student’s Backpack

A Dubuque elementary school student was found with a fake gun on school grounds Monday. According to an email sent to parents of Fulton Elementary students, the Airsoft gun was found in the student’s backpack. Administrators say the gun was never displayed, and was taken from the student as soon as it was found. Airsoft guns are often spring or electric powered and shoot either small BBs or paintballs. But they can look very similar to actual firearms. The city of Dubuque has an ordinance prohibiting public possession of the guns, due to their resemblance to real handguns. It’s not clear what kind of discipline the student will face.

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