Julian Middle School officials and the Oak Park Police Department are investigating an April 17 incident involving students who allegedly brought a pellet gun to the school and were brandishing it in photos posted online. 

According to a statement sent out to families on Monday by Julian Principal Todd Fitzgerald, a student alerted staff members about “a photo that had been posted on a social media site earlier in the day and showed two other students in possession of what appeared to be a weapon on school grounds.”

“The building staff and school resource officer immediately launched an investigation into the situation, and discovered that a third student had brought a pellet gun to school and showed it to the two individuals, who then proceeded to take a photo with it and share it online,” Fitzgerald wrote. 

The pellet gun was confiscated, he said, and no injuries related to the incident were reported, before applauding “everyone involved for the effective way they handled this situation, especially the student who brought this matter to our attention. Their quick and decisive action helped ensure the continued safety of our students, staff and community.”

CONTACT: michael@oakpark.com 

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