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Student expelled from NKHS for bringing Airsoft gun to school

POULSBO — A student was expelled indefinitely from North Kitsap High School Thursday after staff found an Airsoft gun hidden in the student's clothing.

In a letter to the community, principal Judson Miller said the Airsoft gun, which shoots small plastic pellets, was never fired.

"We believe the student meant to 'show off' the gun to other students and we do not believe that there was any intent to do harm to another person," Miller wrote in the letter.

Miller said the student was identified by security staff as "acting suspicious." Security used the school's video monitoring system as an aid to the process. After being identified, the student was brought into the office in the morning. Miller personally conducted the search and the investigation that followed — to see if other student were involved.

Possession of any kind of weapon on school property, including an Airsoft gun, is a criminal offense. Law enforcement was notified and the student was expelled from school.

More information will be posted when available.

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