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Multiple students at SW Austin elementary school shot with BB gun

Austin ISD is reminding parents to talk to their children about the danger of BB guns. (Graphic courtesy: Austin Independent School District)

Austin ISD is reminding parents to talk to their children about the danger of BB guns.

The school district has sent a letter to parents saying a fifth grader brought two BB guns to Oak Hill Elementary on Thursday.

Multiple students were shot, but the BB did not break the skin. The BB guns were confiscated and Austin ISD Police were called in.

In the statement, the school's principal said possession of any type of weapon, including toy gun or BB guns, is a serious violation of the code of conduct.

Full statement below:

Dear Oak Hill Elementary School Community,
The safety of all Oak Hill Elementary School students is our top priority. With this in mind, I am writing to let you know about an incident that occurred today.
A fifth-grade student brought two BB guns to school and shot one of them in his classroom, hitting multiple students. Thankfully, none of the BBs broke the skin. His teacher responded immediately, confiscated the BB guns and called AISD Police. Administrators, counselors and the school nurse responded as well.
I would like to use this opportunity to remind our Oak Hill families about the dangers of students bringing certain items, including toy guns, to school. Possession of any type of weapon—including a toy gun or a BB gun—is a serious violation of the AISD Student Code of Conduct.
Please review with your students the Code of Conduct, which outlines items not allowed on school property. This will help us ensure the future safety of all our students and staff members.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at 512-414-2336 if you have any concerns. As always, we appreciate your support of our students and staff at Oak Hill Elementary School.
Sincerely,
Principal Lori Komassa
Oak Hill Elementary School


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