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Airsoft gun triggers police action at Treasure Mountain Junior High

PARK CITY, Utah — A Treasure Mountain Junior High School student with an airsoft gun prompted a police search this morning.

On Monday morning, May 1, A student at Treasure Mountain Junior High School reported seeing a fellow student riding a bike outside of the school with a weapon on Thursday, April 27.

After school administration reviewed security footage and verified the report, the Park City Police Department was notified, and the student was identified.

A search warrant was issued, and the weapon was identified as an airsoft gun designed to look like a real weapon.

“The Park City School District and Police Department take reports of this nature very seriously,” said a joint statement from the PCPD and PCSD. “With recent genuine concerns about school safety being at the forefront of the minds of the community, we make every resource available to determine the threat’s credibility to ensure students and school staff are as safe as possible. The incident is under investigation for prohibited behavior outlined in Park City School District’s Safe Schools Policy 10100, including disciplinary action.”

Other witnesses to the event described the gun as not “real,” and stated that was their reason for not immediately reporting the incident.

Due to the ages of the involved parties and the nature of the investigation, no further details on the incident have been released at this time.

“We encourage students and their guardians to immediately report any safety concerns to a school administrator, School Resource Officer, school counselor, teacher, any employee, or SafeUT app., regardless of the interpretation of the threat,” said the joint PCPD PCSD statement.

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