August 17, 2022

Dodge City Police Investigating Middle School Student Who Brought Airsoft Gun to School


DODGE CITY, Kan (WesternKansasNews.com) – On 02/22/2022 the Comanche Middle School Resource Officer was notified of a situation by school staff that an 11 year old male student brought a weapon to school on Friday 02/18/2022. The student admitted to bringing a knife on the 18th and said there was currently a gun in his bag. The SRO searched the student’s bag and located what appeared to be a firearm and a magazine. Upon examination, the firearm was determined to be an Airsoft style gun and the magazine contained live firearm ammunition. There was no compatibility with the toy gun and the ammunition for the firearm to function. We have no information that the student displayed or threatened anyone with any of the mentioned weapons. The student was placed into police custody without incident and removed from the school. This investigation is still pending and no further information will be released. We do not believe the student had a plan of harming anyone at the school.