A student was caught with a realistic-looking air pistol at La Quinta Middle School Friday.
A school resource officer learned at 1:20 p.m. that a student was on the campus with a handgun, according to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Paul Heredia.
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The officer located the student in a class and seized a replica firearm air-powered BB gun from the student's backpack, Heredia said.
The gun resembled a stainless steel .357-caliber revolver.
The student's home was searched for additional weapons, but none were found, Heredia said.
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"The student was released to parents and charges for possessing the replica CO2 BB gun on school grounds will be filed against the student,'' Heredia said.