Belton school BB Gun

Photo of the BB gun officials said was brought to school Wednesday (Provided)

BELTON, SC (FOX Carolina) – A second grade student at Marshall Primary School reportedly brought a BB gun to school on Wednesday and fired a shot while the gun was still in his backpack, according to Dr. Richard Rosenberger, Superintendent of Anderson School District Two.

Rosenberger said no one was hurt and that officials and the School Resource Officer quickly addressed the issue.

“The student has been removed from school while this is under further investigation. We take the safety of all our students and staff as extremely important and are very appreciative that the staff of Anderson School District Two has handled this quickly and efficiently,” Rosenberger stated in an email.

Another school official said the sound of the gun firing alerted others of its presence and that the gun never left the child’s bookbag. The child never threatened anyone and the official said there was only one BB in the gun: the one that was fired.

Disciplinary action will be determined by the outcome of the investigation.

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