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Police Find Pellet Gun Behind Taconic High School

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police found a pellet gun behind Taconic High School after reports that a student had brought a weapon to school.
 
Police said that on Tuesday the school officials and the Police Department's School Resource Officers were told that a student had seen another with a handgun. The suspected student was located and a search of a backpack did not result in finding a weapon.
 
On Wednesday, however, more information was reported supporting the student's claim of seeing a gun. Police reviewed surveillance footage and found the original incident was "misreported." Officer John Gray continued the investigation, finding additional witnesses.
 
On Thursday, Police called in the K9 unit to search behind the school. There Police found an air-powered pellet pistol. 
 
Police say criminal charges could be pending.
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