Student Brings Pellet Gun To School To Trade For Cell Phone

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A sixth grade student got into some trouble after he brought a plastic pellet gun to school on Tuesday, but he wasn't trying to hurt anyone.

St. Louis police responded to Long Community Education Center on Morganford after the student was found with the pellet gun and a clip of pellets. Police say the pellet gun was green with a bright orange tip and was not loaded.

The student told school officials he brought the weapon to school to trade it for a cell phone with another student.

Authorities say the student never pointed the gun at anyone and was carrying it in a binder. Since the gun was not illegal, police say it will be returned to the student's parents.

No charges will be filed. Any discipline as it relates to school policies will be handled by the school.