Norfolk County

Student brings prop gun to Sharon school, prompts warning from officials

SHARON, Mass. — A Sharon school got quite the scare a week before Halloween when a student allegedly brought a fake weapon onto the premises.

In a letter sent home to parents, Sharon Middle School Principal Kevin O’Rourke said a student brought a prop gun that is used for martial arts training into the school. Students who saw the prop immediately reported it to the school administration.

The student who was carrying the prop was removed and will be disciplined according to the school’s protocols.

Officials are praising the reporting students for doing “the right thing by talking to an adult to make sure everyone was safe.”

The principal is also urging parents to think twice about what costumes their children are wearing to school as the Halloween holiday nears.

“As we approach Halloween next week, I also want to remind families that we have a strict rule about any costumes depicting weapons of any kind,” Principal O’Rourke said. “Please make sure costumes are school-appropriate, with no masks, fake weapons, or anything that could be confused with a weapon.”

There were no reports of any injuries.

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